On Sunday, a Ukrainian attack damaged the Chongar Strait railway bridge connecting the annexed Crimea with Kherson Oblast, according to fresh photographs shared on social media.
On one of the approaches to the bridge, the photos reveal a hole that was precisely blasted between the two sets of train lines, causing damage to both sets of rails.
Now there is a huge hole between them. The damage is clearly visible in a satellite picture. According to Russian authorities, air-launched Storm Shadow cruise missiles from the United Kingdom targeted the bridge.
The actual span of the bridge was unharmed. There’s always a chance that Ukraine wants to keep the bridge around for later use.
Russian Air Defense Blocks Missile Attack on Bridge
The Kherson Oblast bridge sustained very little damage during the second assault on important bridges in that region of Crimea in little more than a month, according to Volodymyr Saldo, the interim governor of Kherson Oblast who was imposed by Russia.
He said that all 12 Storm Shadows targeted towards the bridge were shot down by Russia.
The lineman’s booth and the contact line, which were slightly damaged, were “in one spot,” however, “fallen bits of costly foreign armaments, given over to the Kyiv clique by the West for ‘peaceful intentions.
The maintenance team has already fixed the damage by the time I finish writing this.
Volodymyr Saldo, the acting governor of Kherson Oblast, shared this image on his Telegram channel on July 29 and stated there was very little damage to the Chongar Bridge.
Saldo was challenged on Monday by the Russian Two Majors Telegram channel, which claimed that at least one of the missiles had hit the railway bridge.
According to the extent of the damage, only one round of ammunition that was shot made it to the intended target; the other rounds were blocked by Russian air defense systems, Two Majors wrote on Monday. The damage seems to have been rectified and is not thought to be substantial.