Skip to content
Edit post

Military: Russia's illegal Crimean bridge still unable to function normally

by Asami Terajima September 10, 2023 12:15 PM 1 min read
This picture taken on October 14, 2022 shows damaged parts of the Kerch Bridge that links occupied Crimea to Russia, which was hit by a blast on Oct. 8, 2022. (Photo by STRINGER/AFP via Getty Images)
This audio is created with AI assistance

Support independent journalism in Ukraine. Join us in this fight.

Become a member Support us just once

Russia's illegally-built Crimean bridge, which connects occupied Crimea to Russia's Krasnodar Krai, is still unable to function normally after a July explosion damaged the bridge, Ukraine's Southern Operational Command's spokesperson Natalia Humeniuk reported on Sept. 10.

Speaking on television, Humeniuk predicted that Russian forces won't be able to restore the bridge because "the damage is quite significant and threats are inevitable."

The bridge, a key route for Russian military logistics, has been reported to be working in a limited mode since, according to Russian authorities, a heavy explosion of a section of the bridge for road traffic.

Ukraine's Security Service (SBU) claimed responsibility for the July 17 attack on the bridge and said they used an experimental sea drone in the operation, CNN reported on Aug. 15.

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin said on the day of the attack that the bridge may not be fully repaired until November.  

Ukraine previously damaged the bridge in October 2022 and claimed responsibility in July 2023.

Russia holds sham ‘elections’ in occupied Ukrainian territory
Voting is underway in sham “regional elections” in occupied Ukrainian territories as Russia seeks to consolidate its control over these regions. The illegal so-called elections in the occupied territories come nearly a year after Russia held sham annexation referendums in Zaporizhzhia, Kherson, Luh…
Support independent journalism in Ukraine. Join us in this fight.
Freedom can be costly. Both Ukraine and its journalists are paying a high price for their independence. Support independent journalism in its darkest hour. Support us for as little as $1, and it only takes a minute.
visa masterCard americanExpress

News Feed

Ukraine Daily
News from Ukraine in your inbox
Ukraine news
Please, enter correct email address
6:29 PM

Tucker Carlson's team denies launching show on Russian TV.

The Russian state television network Rossiya 24 posted episodes of a purported new show with U.S. far-right political commentator and conspiracy theorist Tucker Carlson on May 21, but Carlson's team said he had nothing to do with it.
3:45 PM

Moldova, EU sign pact on security, defense.

"It (partnership) will allow to jointly address common security challenges, make our engagement more effective and explore new areas of cooperation," European Union's top diplomat Josep Borrell said.
MORE NEWS

Editors' Picks

Enter your email to subscribe
Please, enter correct email address
Subscribe
* indicates required
* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required
* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required

Subscribe

* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required

Subscribe

* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required

Subscribe

* indicates required
Successfuly subscribed
Thank you for signing up for this newsletter. We’ve sent you a confirmation email.