The Ukrainian Army said Tuesday that it had launched some airstrikes on Zmiinyi Island, which is also known as Snake Island.
The Southern Operational Command of the Ukrainian Army said it had used “aimed strikes with the use of various forces” on the island.
The military operation is still on going and that “information silence” was required until the end of the operation, the command added.
Zmiinyi Island was the scene of one of the opening salvos of the war in Ukraine and is of strategic importance to both sides. During the opening days of the war, it was the site of a demand from a Russian war ship to Ukrainian defenders to surrender. They replied, infamously, with "Russian warship, go f**k yourself” – a phrase that become a motif of Ukrainian resistance.