Russian invaders’ supply routes to Kherson under full Ukrainian fire control, says operational command

23 August, 03:55 PM
Invaders have no prospect of repairing bridges across Dnipro, as Ukrainian guns have them in sights (Photo:Frame of video bayraktar_1love/Twitter)

Invaders have no prospect of repairing bridges across Dnipro, as Ukrainian guns have them in sights (Photo:Frame of video bayraktar_1love/Twitter)

The Armed Forces of Ukraine are maintaining full fire control over all transport arteries through which the Russian invaders can replenish their reserves and supplies in Kherson Oblast, a Ukrainian military spokesperson said on Aug. 23.

Head of the joint coordination press center of the South Operational Command Natalia Humeniuk said on the Ukrainian Apostrophe television channel that these supply routes must be completely cut off, but some thought must be given to how the Ukrainian Army will advance later.

“The passage of military hardware across the Antonivsky bridge is already blocked, since the (bridge) pylons won’t withstand (heavy loads),” she said.

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“The invading forces are trying to evacuate to the left bank by cars, including the invaders’ leadership.”

Humeniuk added that the Russians are trying to restore traffic across the Kakhovka bridge, but this repair works is futile, as the complexity of the structure involves not just pouring concrete, but more complex repair work, a technological process, which is simply impossible when the bridge is under the fire control of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The Antonivsky bridge across the Dnipro River near the city of Kherson was literally “broken in two” following the Ukrainian military’s latest attack on the structure on Aug. 22, according to reports on social media by local eyewitnesses.

Kherson Regional Council member Serhiy Khlan said Ukrainian troops had attacked the bridge when a convoy of Russian military equipment with ammunition was moving across it.

Photos and videos of massive explosions on the bridge began circulating on social media shortly after the latest Ukrainian attack on the bridge.

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