Time to Burn Bridges With Russia

by Olha Povaliaieva
Sunday, October 9, 2022
Time to Burn Bridges With Russia

The British Ministry of defence commented on the consequences of the destruction of the Crimean bridge for Russia

On October 8, at 6 am, a strategically important object was blown up — an automobile and railway bridge across the Kerch strait, uniting the Ukrainian Crimea and the Russian Krasnodar region. The Armed Forces of Ukraine did not comment on how this victory was achieved, however, it is clear that approximately 250 m of the road collapsed on 2 of the 4 parts of the bridge. Traffic on the bridge has been stopped, and it has been dramatically reduced on the remaining parts. It is known that since yesterday, the surviving units have been heavily overloaded with private transport: Russian citizens who illegally moved to live in the Ukrainian Crimea are now leaving it en masse.

"The extent of damage to the rail crossing is uncertain, but any serious disruption to its capacity will highly likely have a significant impact on Russia's already strained ability to sustain its forces in southern Ukraine," the UK Department of defence.

Officially, the bridge was opened for freight traffic in 2020. However, strategically, the bridge was a tool to continue the invasion of Ukraine. It was on this bridge that Russia supplied and brought heavy equipment and soldiers to Ukraine for the war in the south of Ukraine. According to the Ministry, the destruction of the bridge will significantly affect the already 70-year-old Putin because the bridge was built at the personal expense of the president.

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