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externalDeputy Prime Minister: 75 Snake Island defenders remain in Russian captivity

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June 20, 2022 11:28 pmby The Kyiv Independent news desk

Iryna Vereshchuk announced the number while speaking with the press on June 20. The island in the Black Sea was occupied by Russia at the very beginning of the full-scale invasion. Some of its defenders, including the author of the famous phrase “Russian warship, go f*ck yourself,” were released during prisoner exchange.

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