Bridge across Dniester estuary damaged after Russians launch missile strike on Odesa Oblast

26 April, 06:34 PM
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A bridge connecting the road from the Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi district to the port city of Odesa has been temporarily closed to traffic after it was struck by a Russian airstrike on April 26, Serhiy Bratchuk, a spokesman for Odesa Regional Military Administration, reported on Telegram messenger, citing the Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi District Council.

Bratchuk explained that the decision was made due to damage to the bridge, however he refused to provide other information for security reasons, namely about the place, nature, and scope of damage.

At the same time, the Operational Command Pivden (South) reported that a bridge near the Dniester estuary had been damaged as a result of a Russian missile strike.

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An air raid alert was triggered twice in the region on April 26.

Oleksandr Kamyshin, Chairman of Ukraine’s railway operator Ukrzaliznytsia, confirmed that the railway bridge across the Dniester estuary had been shelled at 12:36. Fortunately, there were no casualties.

Earlier on April 25, the Russians tried to shell Odesa Oblast from the territory of the occupied Crimea.

They had also launched a missile strike on Odesa on April 23, killing eight and wounding at least 18, as the missile damaged a residential house and civilian infrastructure. Three more enemy missiles were shot down by the Ukrainian air defense forces, the Ukrainian military said.

On Easter night, Ukrainian air defenses also destroyed an enemy helicopter and two cruise missiles flying toward the Pivdennyi (South) seaport.

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