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23 March, 12:46 PM

Russian warplanes drop bombs on bridge connecting Chernihiv with Kyiv

Invading Russian forces have bombed the road bridge across the Desna River that links the northern city of Chernihiv with the capital city Kyiv, Chernihiv Governor Viacheslav Chaus told the Suspilne public broadcaster on March 23.

The bridge was being used to evacuate Chernihiv residents, as well as to deliver humanitarian aid to the city.

Chaus said that one of the bridge's spans had been destroyed as a result of the airstrike.

However, he said that the damage to the bridge would not interfere with humanitarian aid supplies to the city.

"This does not prevent us from delivering humanitarian aid to Chernihiv," he said in a video address posted in the Telegram messenger channel on March 23.

"We're providing the city with foodstuffs and everything necessary."

The governor added that the local authorities would definitely build a new bridge after victory over Russia.

Russian President Vladimir Putin declared the start of a "special military operation" against Ukraine on Feb. 24 at 5 am.

March 23 is the 28th day of a full-scale war against Russia. The Russian invaders are present on Ukrainian territory in the north, east and south, shelling peaceful cities throughout Ukraine with artillery, and bombing them from the air.

Since the beginning of the war, the most difficult situations have been observed in Kharkiv, Chernihiv, Sumy, Mariupol, Kyiv and the capital's outskirts.

The Russian invaders are also trying to occupy the territories of Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts that have remained under Ukrainian government control since the start of the war in 2014.

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