Russia transferring military hardware across Crimean bridge – video

27 August, 12:30 PM
Russia transferring howitzers and tanks to Crimea (Photo:Krym Realii)

Russia transferring howitzers and tanks to Crimea (Photo:Krym Realii)

Russia is transferring a new batch of military hardware to the occupied Crimea, RFE/RL’s Krym-Realii media project reported on Aug. 26, with reference to a video of eyewitnesses.

A railroad train with Russian military equipment was spotted at the Taman railway station, which is located near the Russian side of the Crimean bridge.

Engineering machines, along with 152 mm and 122 mm 2С19 Msta-S and Gvozdika self-propelled howitzers were seen beside the railway platforms.

Eyewitnesses also spotted T-72 and T-80 tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, trucks, including those based on rocket tractors.

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The train also included covered wagons and fuel tanks.

The media and military experts began to write about possible Ukrainian strike at the Crimean bridge after a series of explosions at Russian military facilities on the occupied peninsula.

Several powerful blasts rocked a Russian air base near the village of Novofedorivka in Russian-occupied Crimea on Aug. 9.

U.S. media later reported Ukraine was behind the attack, although Kyiv officially denies responsibility.

The next day, Ukraine’s General Staff announced the destruction of nine Russian planes as a result of the blasts.

Krym Realii posted the video of Russian military column passing Crimean bridge

Blasts have also occurred in other areas of the occupied Crimea, including the city of Kerch, where the Ukrainian side of the Crimean bridge ends.

Oleksiy Danilov, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, said the Crimean bridge should be destroyed since the aggressor country transfers reinforcements for Russian troops to the Ukrainian peninsula through it.

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