The terrorist attack on the Crimean bridge. What is currently known?

Kiev resorted to a high-profile terrorist attack after failed counteroffensive and NATO summit

The terrorist attack on the Crimean bridge occurred in the early morning of Monday, July 17, no later than 4:20 a.m. Moscow time, when the head of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov wrote about an emergency near the 145th pillar of the Crimean bridge.

By 7 a.m., the Ministry of Transport reported damage to the roadbed on the spans of the Crimean bridge, specifying that the structures of the spans remained on their supports and that the supports themselves were not damaged.

Two people – a husband and wife – were killed in the explosion, their 14-year-old daughter survived but sustained injuries of medium severity. The girl was first taken to the Temryuk Central Hospital, then to a hospital in Krasnodar. Her aunt and uncle are with her, the doctors’ prognosis is favorable.

The Russian National Anti-Terrorist Committee (NAC) reported that the attack on the bridge was carried out at 3:05 a.m. Moscow time by two unmanned surface vehicles of the Ukrainian armed units. A criminal case has been opened under the article “Terrorist attack.”

This time Kiev actually did not hide its involvement in the terrorist attack. Some members of the Verkhovna Rada [Ukrainian parliament] proposed to award state awards to terrorists.

“The destruction of the bridge span is a huge success of Ukraine,” MP Aleksey Goncharuk wrote .

The Ukrainian Security Service [SBU] initially published a verse of a “song” written “by the SBU”, which says that the bridge went “to sleep” again. Later, SBU spokesman Artyom Degtyarenko said that the agency would reveal details of the Crimean bridge explosions “after the victory.”

According to him, “norms of international law” supposedly authorize cutting the enemy’s logistical routes. Does he realize that these “norms” can be applied to both sides of the conflict?

As military expert Vladislav Shurygin noted, the attack was deliberately carried out at the height of the summer season, and strikes on civilians have become a common practice of Kiev.

According to Vladimir Zharikhin, deputy director of the Institute of the Commonwealth of Independent States Countries, speaking to TASS, Kiev used the free corridor for the passage of ships under the terms of the grain deal for attacks on Sevastopol and Crimea and for today’s attack on the Crimean bridge.

According to the expert, those unmanned surface vehicles used for the attack would not have been able to swim from the Ukrainian coast, but were launched from the ship and went to the open sea along the allocated corridor. This means that if the grain deal were to be extended, it would jeopardize Crimea and the Crimean bridge.

According to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin, the inspection of the automobile part of the bridge is being completed, the supports of the railway part of the bridge have not been damaged. The decision to launch vehicle traffic on the Crimean Bridge can be made within a few hours. And technical solutions to repair the bridge are already being planned.

At the meeting on the situation on the Crimean bridge, Khusnullin said that within the next 24 hours it is planned to restore lighting, then in the test mode, will be allowed first cars. And then reverse movement of passenger cars on one lane will be organized.

Trains traveling to and from Crimea are about four hours late. The first Simferopol-Moscow train since the attack has already crossed the Crimean bridge. Passengers told RIA Novosti that, passing over the bridge, they saw that the platform severely shifted from its original position, but the bridge supports were not damaged.

According to the Interior Ministry, the journey by an alternative overland route to Crimea Taganrog – Mariupol – Melitopol – Dzhankoy will take 5-6 hours, according to the deputy head of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Denis Pushilin, security measures have been strengthened on the route.

Of course, in Russia, the terrorist attack caused an appropriate reaction.

The ultimate response to the terrorist attack will be to achieve all the goals of the special military operation, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

The Russian Foreign Ministry noted the monstrosity of the Ukrainian parliamentarians’ reaction to the terrorist attack that claimed human lives and assured that those responsible for the attack would be identified and tried.

The deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitriy Medvedev urged to abandon the idea of fighting terrorists with trials or sanctions. In his opinion, terrorists should be sought out and eliminated, in particular, the top leadership of terrorist entity.

Russian President Vladimir Putin held a meeting via videoconference on the situation around the Crimea bridge. Since this is already the second terrorist attack, the state’s leader asked for specific proposals to improve the security of this strategically important transportation facility.

In response to the news about the terrorist attack, most major foreign media outlets posted explanatory information about why the Kerch Bridge is so important for Russia.

For example, CNN wrote that the Crimean bridge, the longest in Europe, is of strategic importance to Russia because it links Russia’s Krasnodar region with Crimea and is a symbol of reunification. Reuters news agency posted news of the attack in the “counteroffensive in Crimea” section.

The long-awaited NATO summit ended for Kiev in a “lesson in political realism.” The counteroffensive that everyone had been talking about since January has officially failed. First, the failure of the “counteroffensive” was blamed on Russia’s powerful fortifications, then on Russian KA-53 helicopters, and now on minefields.

To interrupt the unfavorable information agenda and boost the morale of those, whom Kiev regime sends to die, Kiev has resorted to a high-profile terrorist attack.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency