Zelensky called the Crimean bridge a target for the Armed Forces of Ukraine

The Crimean Bridge must be destroyed, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said. He stressed that for Kiev “this is a hostile facility built outside the law, outside international law and applicable standards.”

“So that’s our goal. And any goal that brings war, not peace, must be neutralized,” he said, speaking at the Aspen Security Forum.

Zelensky emphasized that the Crimean Bridge is not only a “small logistics route” through which Russian troops receive ammunition and militarize the entire peninsula.

Zelensky is currently in talks with US leader Joe Biden about the supply of ATACMS missiles with a range of up to 300 km, US national security adviser Jake Sullivan said.

According to him, The United States is ready to “take a risk” on the supply of new weapons to Ukraine, but there is no final decision yet. “Whether we ultimately give ATACMS or not is up to the president. He talked about this with President Zelensky. They are continuing the discussion,” Sullivan said.

Earlier, The Wall Street Journal wrote that the White House is close to approving the deliveries of these missiles, and Kiev has already received “positive signals” in this regard.

On the night of July 17 on the Crimean Bridge there were two explosions. As a result, one span collapsed, the family died a couple from the Belgorod region, their 14-year-old daughter suffered moderate injuries.

Automotive traffic on the bridge is now only one lane in reversing mode. The railway was not damaged. Repair work was estimated at 1.3 billion rubles.

According to the National Anti-Terrorist Committee, the Crimean Bridge was attacked by two ground drones. The Investigative Committee opened a criminal investigation into the attack.

Putin situated responsibility for what happened to the “Kiev regime”, i he also called the bombing “military nonsense” because, he claims, “the Crimean bridge has not been used for military transport for a long time.”

However, Putin did not provide evidence of this, and at the same meeting, the “leader” of Crimea, Sergei Aksenov, said that as long as the bridge is not working, The “Cargo of the Ministry of Defense” is transported by the Kerch ferry.

Kiev considers the Crimean bridge to be one of the main supply routes for Russian troops in southern Ukraine. Authorities have officially denied any involvement in the attack. The SBU commented on the incident with the words: “Again, the bridge went to sleep”, recalling the previous explosion that took place on October 8, 2022, and promised to release details after the end of the war.


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