Ukraine's SBU detains Russian agent aiding missile strikes on bridge across Dniester estuary

18 June, 05:48 PM
Consequences of the first shelling of the bridge (Photo:Gregory Melnichenko)

Consequences of the first shelling of the bridge (Photo:Gregory Melnichenko)

Counterintelligence officers of Ukraine's SBU security service have detained a Russian agent who was correcting fire for missile strikes on a bridge across the Dniester estuary in Odesa Oblast, the SBU said in a Telegram messenger post on June 18.

The SBU said that the agent reported the results of missile strikes to his "supervisor" through closed communication channels.

The bridge over the Dniester River estuary near the village of Zatoka was hit by a missile on April 26. Later on April 27, the Russian military launched another missile strike, temporarily putting it out of action.

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Railway traffic on the bridge was resumed on April 28. However, the Russians hit the bridge for a third time on May 2, causing additional damage to the structure. Later on May 10, they attacked it again.

Early on May 16, the Russian military launched a missile strike on the bridge, resulting in several people being injured, including a six-year-old girl. She was hospitalized with serious injuries.

According to the Ukrainian military, private houses, a tourist facility and cars were damaged as a result of the missile attack.

On May 30, the invaders tried to attack the bridge for an eighth time.

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