Russia replaces Crimean Bridge span months after Ukrainian attack — satellite photo

7 September, 02:00 AM
Crimean bridge after attack (Photo:REUTERS/Stringer)

Crimean bridge after attack (Photo:REUTERS/Stringer)

Russian occupation authorities have installed a new span on the illegally built Crimean Bridge, repairing the damage done by the July 17 Ukrainian naval drone attack, as seen in satellite imagery published by RFE/RL on Sept. 6.

The journalists compared two photos from Sept. 3 and 5. In the first one, the road span is missing, appearing in the second one.

Earlier, Radio Liberty showed new satellite images of barges near the Crimean Bridge, which are likely meant to serve as obstacles for naval drones aiming to attack the bridge in the future.

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The bridge, which Russia uses to transfer armored vehicles and troops to southern Ukraine, has been attacked twice. On Oct. 8, 2022, a powerful explosion collapsed several spans. On July 17, further explosions heavily damaged another span of the road bridge.

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