Russia destroys US-made vessel near Black Sea's Snake Island

Russia destroyed a US-made military vessel near the Black Sea's Snake Island, east of the Danube River, the Russian defense ministry claimed on Tuesday.

Tiny Snake Island became synonymous with Ukrainian resistance in the first hours of what Russia calls its "special military operation" on February 24, 2022, when Russian officers on the Black Sea Fleet flagship Moskva radioed Ukrainian guards stationed there and ordered them to surrender or die.

This is a developing story.