"Located about 48km off of Ukraine’s southern coast, Snake Island was taken by the Russian Navy in the first week of military operations. The Ukrainian government and media initially claimed that 13 brave defenders all died after telling the Russian ship demanding their surrender to “go f*** yourself.”
They were "posthumously" decorated as Heroes of Ukraine, only to turn up alive within days, as the Russian Navy revealed that a total of 82 border guards stationed on the island had surrendered without a fight."
Ukraine failed in attempt to retake Snake Island – Russia [rt.com]
On 26 February 2022 the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine announced the 13 guards who died defending Snake Island might instead have been captured by Russian forces having surrendered without a fight.
An issued a statement saying that they believed that "all Ukrainian defenders of Snake Island may be alive" was released to the world press on this date by the Ukrainian government.
I fail to see your logic of posting things from rt. In any scenario involving two groups, doesn't it make more sense to use a media source that doesn't have an obvious conflict of interest or bias. It seems you left your logical and skeptical parts of your brain at the door.
Like many in this world I have posted this so that others who have reliable information can post it to refute what the report states. My only contribution has been to ask "How will the Western media handle it?"
In your conditioning all you are capable of is ad hominem insult. Instead of that why don't you pretend to be intelligent & go research what the Western media has reported. Then share the result of your research with the rest of us.
Who knows someone may even cease to think that you're stupid*.
These are Cipolla's five fundamental laws of stupidity:
Corollary: a stupid person is more dangerous than a pillager.
Depressed that your master in Moscow didn’t get to crow about his victory over the Nazis in Ukraine on Victory Day. You can take solace in the all of the schools and hospitals he’s destroyed. But I’m sure the dead women and children is what really makes Putin swell with pride.
Just like you Americans have pride in your military action and funding of other military who have deliberately attacked & destroyed hospitals & medical personnel as well as civilians & children.
Bombing a hospital in Afghanistan is the modern American way of war
An American AC-130 ground-attack aircraft, which can function as a kind of flying artillery platform, had pounded the hospital from above
Fearing Northern troops could infiltrate Southern lines disguised as civilians, fighter pilots bombed and strafed refugees as they fled south. In one of the the most infamous atrocities of the war, between 163 and 400 men, women and children were gunned down at No Gun Ri in South Korea over three days in July 1950.
No Gun Ri massacre - Wikipedia
The No Gun Ri massacre (Korean: 노근리 양민 학살 사건) occurred on July 26-29, 1950, early in the Korean War, when an undetermined number of South Korean refugees were killed in a U.S. air attack and by small- and heavy-weapons fire of the American 7th Cavalry Regiment at a railroad bridge near the village of Nogeun-ri
South Korea Investigates Wartime Civilian 'Massacres' by U.S
Unknown to most Americans, the US 'totally destroyed' North Korea once ...
In its Korean War bombing campaign, the US 'burned down every town in North Korea' Wed, Sep 20, 2017, 11:42
Have you done something positive with your money like supporting an organisation like this: All over Syria people continue to suffer because of the continued risk of violence and a lack of aid, including food, water and the money they need to support themselves. [rescue.org]
To say nothing of your crazies attacking nursing & paramedic staff within America.
Don't bleat about it @Garban - understand that your country has been leading by example for a long time and that your tax dollars are being spent right now to continue to create the situation in the Ukraine.
@FrayedBear LOL. Your buddy in Moscow murders more civilians before 9:00 in the morning than most nations can do in a generation.
My tax dollars being used to stop Putin? Can I pay more and send his sick ass to Brussels for trial?
U.S. Regime Has Killed 20-30 Million People Since World War II
America has been in 19 wars since World War II, but we will list the death toll from three of the bloodiest conflicts: The Korean War, The Vietnam War and wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. The total death toll of people killed by American troops in all these wars put together is over 12 million.
I suggest that you compare the always inaccurate Wikipedia records:
As usual Garban you need to stop your written diaorhea & put your brain into gear before typing.
@FrayedBear My diarrhea, seriously? You never answered my question about you feelings about your buddy Putin not being able to announce a victory today.
@FrayedBear I’m here for you. Sorry about the embarrassing Victory Day you’ve endured. There’s always next year.
@FrayedBear my capacity for shit fluctuates with the gullibility of the people I happen to be engaged with at the moment. I give you an extra wide margin, all things considered.
I wonder if the Irish Free Press will suggest sending St Patrick to the rescue?
Isn't that interesting? I'm betting mainstream media will do the standard, "This hasn't been confirmed." and hopefully it'll go away quickly.
Just like Jill Biden's sneaky trip no one knew about on Mother's Day. Come on! She just slid into wartorn Ukraine and knew where to find Mrs. Zelensky's safe house. Yeah, OK. #pft
Sad that Russian intelligence didn't see her coming. Her extreme rendition to Russia would have had interesting consequences. Joe's probably wanted a divorce for years. LMAO.
Which Ukrainian hastily changed the Wikipedia record after reading the RT report?