"Zmiyinyi Island was attacked by Russian ships. The occupiers fired on the island from the ship's barrelled weapon. Border guards and the Armed Forces of Ukraine hold the line," the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs posted on Telegram.
Currently, there are two ships of the Russian Black Sea Fleet near the island – Moskva and Vasiliy Bykov.
As reported, head of the aggressor country Vladimir Putin announced the beginning of a special military operation in Donbas.
At about 04:00, February 24, Russia attacked Ukraine and launched war.
On the morning of February 24, the Verkhovna Rada approved a presidential decree on the imposition of martial law throughout Ukraine.