President Zelensky visits Snake Island to mark 500th day of Russia’s invasion

July 08, 2023

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky takes a picture as he visits Snake Island in the Black Sea (Picture: Reuters)Volodymyr Zelensky has marked the 500th day of Vladimir Putin’s war by visiting Snake Island – scene of one of Ukraine’s first major victories. Russia was forced to abandon Snake Island on June 30 after taking heavy losses trying to defend it. President Zelensky pays tribute to defenders on the 500th day of Vladimir Putin’s war against his country (Picture: Volodymyr Zelensky/east2west new)He vowed ‘we will win’ (Picture: Volodymyr Zelensky/east2west new)Telling his people ‘we will win’, he said: ‘I wish you health, dear Ukrainians. Today we are on Snake [Island], our Snake, which will never be held by occupants, because we are a land of the brave. ‘Zelensky arrived on Snake Island along with Budanov, “killed” a month ago,’ he raged, saying they were ‘an ideal target for a missile attack’ from Russian occupied Crimea some 60 miles away.