Moscow presented the withdrawal of Russian troops from Snake Island as a “gesture of goodwill”. Shortly after the withdrawal, the Russian army is said to have dropped phosphorus bombs on the island.

Ukraine has accused the Russian army of dropping phosphorus bombs on Snake Island in the Black Sea. Two attacks with phosphorus bombs were flown with Su-30 fighter jets from the Crimea peninsula, which was annexed by Russia in 2014, the supreme commander of the Ukrainian army, Valeriy Salushnyj, told the Telegram news service.

The 48-year-old presented a video recording that is intended to prove the bombing. “The only thing the opponent is consistent in is the unchanged “accuracy””, he emphasized ironically, referring to apparently missed throws.

The day before, the Russian military had withdrawn from the island. Moscow had presented this as a “gesture of goodwill”. Kyiv considers the retreat from the island captured by the Russians on the second day of the war as a victory as a result of frequent attacks. The island of snakes is almost 35 kilometers off the Danube Delta and was a restricted military area as a border outpost even before the start of the war. Russia invaded Ukraine in February.