The USA Issued a Coin in Honor of the Defenders of Serpent Island

by Olha Povaliaieva
Wednesday, July 6, 2022
The USA Issued a Coin in Honor of the Defenders of Serpent Island

The White House poured out of metal its respect for Ukrainian resistance to Russian aggression

A coin dedicated to Ukraine appeared at the White House gift shop — Honoring The Ukrainian Resistance Against the Russian Invasion at Snake Island.

This is the 34th coin that the White House issued in honor of memorable and heroic events. A description about Serpent island and its role in the Russian war against Ukraine has been added to the coin that tells.

"Coin #9 honors the Ukrainian Resistance against the Russian invasion at Snake Island. On February 24th, 2022 Snake Island was targeted on the first day of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Located in the Black Sea, and also known as Zmiinyi Island, the attack was widely publicized when an audio clip of the Russian cruiser Moskva commanding Ukrainian soldiers to surrender was infamously replied to with "Russian warship, go f**k yourself!". The response went viral, as many believed the soldiers to have been killed in action. Later on, it emerged that a civilian search and rescue ship trying to evacuate the soldiers was also captured along with the Snake Island soldiers. On March 24th, 2022 Sapfir and 19 Ukrainian civilians sailors were released by Russia in a prisoner exchange. Deputy Prime Minister Vereschchuk of Ukraine has recently stated that they are working towards the release of the Snake Island prisoners," the White House gift shop.

A $100 coin is available for delivery to Ukraine. By the way, delivery to Ukraine and NATO member countries is free.

We remind you that the Armed Forces of Ukraine liberated the island from Russian occupation on June 30. On July 4, on the Independence Day of the United States, the Ukrainian flag was set up on the island. What is very important: the Russian warship Moskva, which ordered the defenders of Serpent island to lay down their arms and surrender, was destroyed by a Ukrainian Neptune missile and is now rusting at the bottom of the Black sea.

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