Ukraine Blasts 2 Bridges Leading To Crimea
Ukraine is zeroing in again on the access routes to occupied Crimea, although the latest attempt at cutting them off appears to have failed.
Photo Insert: The Chonhar Bridge, one of three key road spans connecting the Crimean peninsula to the mainland, was previously attacked on July 22 and 29.
A Ukrainian missile on Sunday hit the Chonhar Bridge connecting northern Crimea to the southern Kherson province, which is partially under Russian control, USA TODAY reported.
Vladimir Saldo, the Moscow-appointed regional leader, said the attack caused minor damage to the bridge’s roadway, adding that several more rockets were fended off by air defense.
Both sides also confirmed Ukraine had struck a smaller bridge from northeast Crimea to the Ukrainian village of Henichesk.
The Chonhar Bridge, one of three key road spans connecting the Crimean peninsula to the mainland, was previously attacked on July 22 and 29. Ukraine has also targeted the Kerch Bridge, frequently called the Crimean Bridge, which links Russia to the peninsula it illegally annexed in 2014.
The 12-mile bridge opened in 2018 and is a major source of pride for Russian President Vladimir Putin.