Ukraine has for a second time struck the Antonivsky Bridge across the Dnipro River in the Russian-occupied part of Ukraine’s Kherson Oblast, the Ukrainian military confirmed on July 27.
Nataliya Humenyuk, head of the United Coordination Press Center of the Security and Defense Forces of Southern Ukraine, reported the latest strike on the bridge on Ukraine’s wartime national telethon program.
The bridge was previously attacked on July 19, with several large holes being punched through the road surface in an area about 20 meters across on one side of the bridge. The attack is thought to have been carried out by Ukraine’s highly precise HIMARS rocket system.
Humenyuk said Ukrainian forces are targeting strategically important logistical and transport routes that are of critical importance to Russian invasion forces.
She said that the aim of the Ukrainian armed forces was not to destroy the infrastructure, but ruin the enemy's plans.
“The work of our artillery is so exquisitely precise that it is more aimed at demoralizing the enemy troops,” she said.
When asked whether there were strikes on the Antonivsky Bridge, Humenyuk said, “There were strikes, but they were extremely precise ones.”
Reports about fresh strikes on the Antonivskyi Bridge appeared on the Internet late on July 26. It was reported that the bridge had been completely destroyed, but Humenyuk’s statements appear to contradict this.