Operational Command South informed about the next successful stage of the military operation with fire strikes on Zmiinyi Island. The invaders hastily evacuated the remnants of the garrison and probably left the island.
In the photo attached to the message, you can see numerous fires on Zmiiny Island, in addition, the military warns of explosions.
A little later, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valerii Zaluzhnyi gave some details and posted a video of the work of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Zmiinyi Island. It is interesting that the only 2S22 Bohdana self-propelled gun in the Armed Forces was used to attack the island. Bayraktar TB2 UAV was adjusting the fire.
“Unable to withstand the fire of our artillery, missile and air strikes, the occupiers left the Zmiiny Island.
Thanks to the defenders of Odesa, who took maximum measures to liberate a strategically important part of our territory. A low bow to the designers and manufacturers of the Ukrainian self-propelled howitzer Bohdana, which played an important role in the liberation of the island. Thanks to foreign partners for the provided means of defeat.
Thank you to everyone who helps defend every meter of Ukrainian land and believes in the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Together to the Victory!”
We will remind you that on the eve of the war, on January 26, 2022, the 2S22 Bohdana self-propelled gun, which exists in a single copy as a technology demonstrator prototype, completed fire tests by firing 450 shots at a distance of up to 42 km. It was this impressive firing range with conventional projectiles that allowed the Armed Forces of Ukraine to use Bohdana against the enemy on Zmiiny Island, which is located 35 km from the nearest point on the coast of continental Ukraine. Most likely, the shooting was carried out from the territory of the Danube Biosphere Reserve, somewhere near the Zero kilometer of the Danube, it can be seen in the video.