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Ukraine targets the "strategic" bridge in Kherson

Ukraine targets the “strategic” bridge in Kherson

It is considered Antonovsky Bridge It is strategically located on the outskirts of Kherson and a major supply corridor because it is the only bridge connecting the city to the southern bank of the Dnieper River and the rest of the Kherson region.

“Those who targeted the bridge only made life a little more difficult for the residents,” said Kirill Strimosov, a representative of the Russian authorities, playing down the impact of its closure.

“This will not have an impact on the outcome of the fighting,” Strimosov was quoted by AFP as saying, without specifying the extent of the damage.

The Russian official considered that “everything is expected” and the Russian army will install pontoon bridges and military bridges to allow the river to cross.

located city Kherson The capital of the region that bears its name, just a few kilometers from the front where Ukrainian forces launch a counter-attack to reclaim these lands lost in the early days of the Russian military operation.

Commenting on the attack on the Antonovsky Bridge, Mikhailo Podolyak, Ukraine’s presidential adviser, tweeted, “The occupiers should learn to swim to cross the Dnieper River, or leave Kherson as long as they can.”

A spokeswoman for the Southern Command of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Natalia Gomenyuk, confirmed the strikes on the bridge, to Ukrainian media.

She pointed out that artillery “hit targets with great accuracy” and “aims to weaken the morale of the enemy forces.” The Ukrainian counterattack in the area made it possible to retake some areas in recent weeks and advance towards Kherson.

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The region is considered key to Ukrainian agriculture, and strategic because it lies on the border of Crimea, which Moscow annexed in 2014.