Ukrainian Military Confirms Failed Special Forces Landing

Ukraine’s Special Operations Forces (SSO) have confirmed the deaths of multiple Marines during a failed amphibious mission on Tendra Split, an island in the Russian-controlled area of Kherson Oblast. 


Russian sources posted multiple photos to social media showing the aftermath of the failed landing on the island and weapons captured from the operators. Six bodies can be seen in those photos.


The Marines were assigned to the 73rd Maritime Special Operations Center (also known as Special Operations Center South). The unit has been heavily utilized in the past two years; seeing action in Kherson, Zaporizhzhia, Snake Island, the Black Sea, and elsewhere.