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‘Kaboom!’ Ukraine announces recapture of Black Sea’s strategically important Snake Island

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Russia have abandoned the Ukrainian Black Sea outpost of Snake Island in a strategic victory for Kyiv against the Kremlin’s blockade.

Ukrainian president Vlodymyr Zelensky’s office announced the major coup after Russia’s defence ministry said it withdrew as a “gesture of goodwill”.

It’s supposed gesture was done, according to Reuters, to prove the Kremlin is not obstructing the United Nations’ bid to create a humanitarian corridor.

Andriy Yermak, Zelensky’s chief of staff, made the announcement with a tweet, including an image of the island with pillars of smoke billowing from it.

He wrote: “KABOOM!”

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