Ukraine: Everything you need to know about Snake Island

The island, located in the Black Sea, has become a talisman of Ukrainian defence.

Before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, few outside of the immediate area had heard of Snake Island.

With a size of 42 acres, the island doesn’t even have its own fresh water supply.

However, the tiny speck of rock in the Black Sea has seen a number of Ukrainian military victories and its location makes it vitally important.

As a radar base, the island gives a clear indication for what is happening in the air over Ukraine.