What’s Next, Russkies? Ukraine asks after a truck bomb damages a key bridge connecting Crimea to Russia.
A huge explosion caused traffic jams and a major fire on the bridge connecting Russia’s mainland to the Crimean Peninsula under Russian control. The incident came to light shortly after explosions early on Saturday morning in Kharkiv, in eastern Ukraine. According to RIA-Novosti and the Tass news agency, Russian official Oleg Kryuchkov claimed that a structure believed to be a fuel storage tank caught fire. He said that the navigable arches of the span were unharmed.
The operation was immediately praised by the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, and Russians began to speculate about how they might react. The Kerch Bridge and the guided missile cruiser Moskva, two infamous emblems of Russian dominance in Ukrainian Crimea, have both been destroyed, according to a tweet from Ukraine’s defense ministry. What’s coming up, Russians?
Notably, the Russian cruise liner Moskva, which had been completely destroyed by fire, was severely damaged and sank in a storm back in April. The fire prompted the Army to flee and set off several Russian armaments.
There were no initial reports of casualties, said the news agency AP. Ihor Terekhov, the mayor of Kharkiv, claimed on Telegram that missile attacks in the city’s core caused the explosions, according to AP. Pictures that were circulated on social media alleged to show the bridge on fire and damaged. A video, however, also demonstrated that the fire at the Crimean bridge was extinguished on its own.
The eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv was shaken by explosions that sent towering plumes of smoke into the sky and set off a string of secondary explosions before the big conflagration at the Crimean bridge.
In addition, the number of fatalities from earlier missile attacks on residential complexes in the Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia’s southern region increased to 14.
In order to erroneously claim four districts of Ukraine as Russian property, including the Zaporizhzhia region, which is home to Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, whose reactors were shut down last month, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed documents on Wednesday.