Russian forces in Kherson cut off from supplies from Crimea after bridge attacks

30 August, 06:46 PM
Antonivskyi Bridge (Photo:REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko)

Antonivskyi Bridge (Photo:REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko)

Russian forces have been cut off from supplies from Crimea as a result of effective strikes by Ukrainian forces on bridges in Kherson Oblast, the head of Kherson regional military administration, Yaroslav Yanushevich, stated on Aug. 30.

According to Yanushevich, Ukrainian strikes have completely decommissioned almost all the major bridges in the region - Antonivskyi (road and railway), as well as the Nova Kakhovka Dam Bridge.

“As a result of these actions, the Russian army was cut off from the supply of weapons and personnel from the territory of Crimea and the left-bank part of Kherson Oblast,” Yanushevich ex-plained.

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He also confirmed that the Armed Forces of Ukraine have launched an offensive in all directions in southern Ukraine, but added that the authorities can only provide official information from the military.

“We must remain calm and not interfere with our military,” Yanushevich stated.

“There is a lot of information, but right now it is important to maintain informational silence in or-der to not harm our army.”

On Aug. 29, the Armed Forces of Ukraine launched a counteroffensive against occupied territory in the south of Ukraine, forcing a Donetsk puppet militia, along with a Russian paratrooper unit, to flee their positions. The Ukrainian military’s Operational Command South stressed that citizens should refrain from posting about the movements of the Armed Forces on social media.

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