Russian authorities said that on Saturday Ukrainians again attempted to attack the Crimean Bridge, which connects the Russian-annexed peninsula with mainland Russia. The impact was to be repulsed and did not cause any damage. Pictures posted on social media show smoke rising from the bridge area. The Ukrinform agency reported that after the explosions a smoke screen was used, and after the bridge was closed, a traffic jam of more than a thousand cars formed.
Explosions were heard twice in the vicinity of the Crimean bridge on Saturday. According to the Russian independent news website Meduza, traffic on the bridge was closed three times. Crimean governor Sergei Aksyonov, appointed by Moscow, stated that Russian forces shot down two Ukrainian missiles over the Kerch Strait. Later, he reported about the alleged shooting down of one more missile.
Army spokeswoman on Russian propaganda
The spokeswoman for the Ukrainian army in the south, Natalia Humeniuk, stressed that all statements by the Russian side about shooting down air targets over Crimea are propaganda.
She announced that the “season” of explosions in Crimea will continue, and that the peninsula will not be calm until it is abandoned by the occupiers.
The Ukrinform agency reported that after the explosions a smoke screen was used, and after the bridge was closed, a traffic jam of more than a thousand cars formed.
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