UK Storm Shadow missiles hit strategic bridge in Russian-occupied southern Ukraine, military confirms

5 July, 05:00 PM
Consequences of the attack on the Chonhar Bridge (Photo:Володимир Сальдо/Telegram)

Consequences of the attack on the Chonhar Bridge (Photo:Володимир Сальдо/Telegram)

The Chonhar Bridge in Russian-occupied Kherson Oblast was hit by Storm Shadow cruise missiles, Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Oleksiy Hromov, said on July 5.

Storm Shadow air-to-ground missiles deserve special attention among the Western weapons supplied to Ukraine as they have helped to destroy critical Russian targets from a distance of up to 250 kilometers, Hromov said.

"The effectiveness of cruise missiles of this class is evidenced by the damage to the bridges across the Syvash near Chonhar, which has significantly complicated the enemy's supply of ammunition and other material and technical means," Hromov said.

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Hromov said that thanks to Storm Shadow, it is now possible to constantly hit the control points and storage sites of weapons, ammunition, and equipment of the Russian military.

In the early hours of June 22, Russian occupation forces reported that a bridge on the administrative border between Kherson Oblast and Crimea near Chonhar had been struck.

Representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense, Andriy Yusov, responded succinctly to the attack on the Chonhar Bridge, saying that "more will follow."

The Kremlin refused to comment on the attack on the bridge: Russian dictator Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov referred the issue to the Russian Defense Ministry.

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