Ukraine strike damages bridge linking Crimea to South Ukraine: Russian official

The Russian- installed governor of Crimea, Sergei Aksyonov announced via Telegram that during a strike at night time, the bridge was damaged.

Published: 22nd June 2023 01:09 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd June 2023 01:09 PM   |  A+A-


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MOSCOW: A strike has damaged a bridge linking the annexed Crimean peninsula to a region of southern Ukraine partially occupied by Russia, a Russian official said on Thursday.

"During the night a strike hit the Chongar bridge. There are no victims" Sergei Aksyonov, the Russia-installed governor of Crimea, said on Telegram. 

The bridge connects Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014, to the Ukrainian region of Kherson.

The Russia-installed governor of Kherson, Vladimir Saldo, said that Ukrainian strikes had hit "bridges" near Chongar, next to photos of what appeared to be gaping holes on a bridge. 

The strike came as Ukraine wages a counter-offensive to recapture territory occupied by Russian forces. Crimea has been regularly targeted by strikes, mostly using drones, over recent months.

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