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externalZelensky: ‘Some of defenders of Zmiiny Island were killed, others captured and exchanged.’

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March 27, 2022 10:41 pmby The Kyiv Independent news desk

The Black Sea island was attacked by Russia on Feb. 24, the first day of the invasion. Zmiinyi defenders’ radio conversation with the Russian warship crew in which they said, “Russian warship, go f*ck yourself” became one of the symbols of Ukraine’s resistance. Initially, they all were presumed dead.

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Author:  The Kyiv Independent news desk