Ukraine, media: Antonovsky bridge destroyed

Ukrainian media reported on Friday that Russian troops destroyed the Antonov Bridge across the Dnieper while retreating from the right (west) bank of the Dnieper. They cite reports from residents and local journalists. There is no official confirmation of the bridge collapse.

Saspilne Gerson, TV portal, published photos of the destroyed Antonov Bridge, donated by residents. The bridge is shown to be crumbling in many places. “Many breaks fell into the water” – reported the editorial office.

“It was very noisy at night, but you couldn’t see what was happening there. In the morning we heard an explosion. Only when the fog cleared, we saw that this part of the bridge had collapsed” – Oksana, Cherson resident, told reporters.

Local authorities have not commented on these reports, explaining that there is no connection with Kherson, TV portal Suspilne informs.

Photo of the Antonowski Bridge across the Dnieper

Target of regular attacks

The website Ukrainian Truth has published an account of the Antonowski Bridge from local sources. According to Kherson journalists, the bridge was blown up by Russian soldiers while retreating to the left bank of the Dnieper to prevent an attack by Ukrainian troops.

The Ukrainian UNIAN agency recalled that the Antonovsky bridge was the main logistical route for the transfer of equipment and ammunition intended for the grouping of the Russian occupation forces in the Kherson region. “During active offensive operations, this facility was the target of regular attacks by the Ukrainian Armed Forces,” UNIAN recalled.

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Communications Ministry of Defense in Moscow

On Friday, the Russian ministry announced that it had completed the transfer of troops to the left bank of the Dnieper that day. Two days ago, the head of this department Sergei Shoigu issued an order regarding He announced his decision after a statement by the commander-in-chief of the Russian occupation forces, Sergei Churovikhin. Ukraine.

According to civil servants in Kiev, the Russians are building defenses on the east bank of the Dnieper in the Kherson region and in Zaporizhia. Ukraine’s defense minister, Oleksei Reznikov, estimated it would take at least a week to withdraw the Russian contingent from Kherson Oblast, which has at least 40,000 soldiers.


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