Francoflier wrote:Do we know why Snake island is so strategically important?
It has been in the spotlight since early in the war and may have some symbolic value, but would Ukrainian air assets not be better used striking Russian targets on the Eastern front?
I know that defending The southwestern coast is primordial, but Snake hardly seems like a suitable bridgehead for a land invasion of the area west of Odessa, especially given the state of the Russian fleet in the Black Sea.
That said, I'm obviously no military expert, even of the armchair variety.
Not sure if true, but read somewhere that snake island is a nice spot for some SAM batteries to control the airspace over Odessa. Sounded quite valid to me, especially when seeing the efforts from both parties…