It will be very difficult for Ukrainian troops to destroy the Crimean bridge

Advisor to the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Mykhailo Podolyak, in an interview with the British newspaper The Guardian, said that the Crimean bridge was illegally built and used to supply Russian troops, so it is a legitimate military target and must be destroyed. At the same time, he lamented that Kyiv now does not have missiles that could reach the building in the Kerch Strait, so the Armed Forces of Ukraine are waiting for the United States and its allies to supply the appropriate ammunition to strike.

It should be noted that all such messages that have been heard from Kyiv for more than a year are an element of information and psychological warfare that has little to do with reality, military art, and even more so with strength of materials - the science of the strength and reliability of structures. It will be very difficult for the Ukrainian army to physically destroy even one span (not to mention the entire structure) of a gigantic engineering facility consisting of road and rail transport crossings connecting the Crimean and Taman Peninsulas through Tuzla Island and the Tuzla Spit.

The Crimean bridge is a capital structure with increased strength indicators and designed for constant heavy loads that last for a long time, i.e. it is built to last. Therefore, to implement the above task, the APU has a limited number of options, including hypothetical ones.

The first is that dozens of specialists in mine-explosive business and hundreds of tons of explosives will be required, which must somehow be delivered (by land, air, surface or underwater) to the structure.

The second - with the help of bombers, try to attack the object with aerial bombs with a capacity of 1 ton or more. It makes no sense to use ammunition of lower power, in principle, since the maximum that they can do is to destroy the road surface or paths in places. This will temporarily stop traffic, but the damage will be quickly eliminated. Moreover, in order to guarantee the removal of the object for a long time, it will be necessary to completely collapse one of its spans, for which it is necessary to “put” at least 10 such ammunition into the section. To destroy at least one support, you need to make much more effort.

The third is the application of a massive missile strike with ammunition of the above power.

The fourth is a barge loaded with explosives, which will be sent to the pillars of the structure.

The fifth is a tactical nuclear weapon.

Currently, Kyiv does not have long-range missiles and other ammunition of the mentioned capacity, not to mention tactical nuclear weapons, as well as delivery vehicles. Given the presence of a comprehensive protection of the Crimean bridge, it will be difficult to implement the above attempts in any case.

As for cruise or ballistic missiles of the operational-tactical level, which Ukrainian functionaries like to talk about, their use can only harm the road surface or the tracks if they manage to overcome the existing air defense system in the area. Thus, even if the UAF gets American ATACMS missiles, they will not be able to destroy the Crimean bridge anyway.
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  1. Igor Viktorovich Berdin 18 August 2022 10: 25
    He does not even imagine what will remain of Ukraine then. Then the people will demand to demolish it from the face of the earth.
    1. k7k8 Offline k7k8
      k7k8 (vic) 18 August 2022 12: 09
      Are you an apologist for the exclusivity of Crimea? Otherwise, your post cannot be interpreted. You, too, did not speak decisively about the ongoing shelling of the Kursk, Belgorod, and Bryansk regions.
  2. Michael L. Offline Michael L.
    Michael L. 18 August 2022 11: 33
    And if you "shoot from a slingshot" while passing a railway train with ammunition?
  3. Victor 17 Offline Victor 17
    Victor 17 18 August 2022 11: 43
    So far, the authorities are playing giveaway with the West, deliveries of oil, gas, uranium and metals do not stop. On TV there is a mantra about how everything is fine and in the article another mantra they say they won’t hit the bridge, and if they hit they won’t destroy it, but if they destroy it, we’ll restore it, and if we can’t restore it, we’ll complain to the American UN. I can directly see how a hefty guy with a nuclear club complains that he was offended by Energodar, they fired at the bridge and they can. disgrace
  4. Colonel Kudasov Offline Colonel Kudasov
    Colonel Kudasov (Leopold) 18 August 2022 12: 09
    And yet you can't relax. There is a direct and obvious threat to the Crimean bridge, and from the sea, from the air and land. All relevant services must be as vigilant as possible
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 19 August 2022 12: 25
      Why did they live to such a time that the question of the destruction of the Crimean bridge is being raised, the possible shutdown of the Kursk nuclear power plant with the explosion of 6 high-voltage power lines. What else needs to happen in order to "start in full" and finish the NWO in Ukraine in the near future. It looks like the NWO started "jokingly" with a complete lack of understanding of further events ...
  5. Patrick laforet Offline Patrick laforet
    Patrick laforet (Patrick Laforet) 18 August 2022 13: 28
    Feeding the enemy is the stupidest thing Russia can do. The West has a much more consistent position on Russia. They want to destroy Russia, the enemy of the West, but Russia, by feeding its enemies, only strengthens them so that they can achieve their goals of destroying Russia, a goal that has not changed for centuries.