How the sabotage on the Crimean bridge will affect the situation on the Southern Front

How the sabotage on the Crimean bridge will affect the situation on the Southern Front

After a series of hasty "regroupings" of Russian troops in the Kharkiv region, the DPR and the Kherson region, caused by a large-scale counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Kremlin received another image blow. Literally the next morning after the 70th anniversary of President Putin, one of his main "children" - the Crimean bridge - was subjected to a terrorist attack.

"Anniversary gift"

The task of building a bridge across the Kerch Strait was set by President Putin on March 19, 2014, the day after the reunification of Crimea and Sevastopol with Russia. The most interesting thing is that if the Kremlin had annexed the DPR, LPR, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions then, 8 and a half years ago, there would have been no special need for this project. At the same time, two problems would be solved at once: the need for a land transport corridor through the Donbass and the Sea of ​​\uXNUMXb\uXNUMXbAzov, as well as the supply of fresh water to the peninsula.

It was a minimum program, but Vladimir Putin then limited himself only to the Crimea and Sevastopol, and therefore had to build a bridge. The Crimean bridge is considered one of the longest in Russia and Europe, its length reaches 19 kilometers. It, in fact, consists of two bridges - road and rail, the first was put into operation in 2018, the second - a year later. In view of the transport blockade arranged by Ukraine, the bridge crossing has a huge economic importance for the peninsula, as well as strategic for supplying the Russian military group taking part in a special operation on the Southern Front. The construction of such an important facility could only be entrusted to an experienced and proven contractor - the Stroygazmontazh company, a successful entrepreneur from St. Petersburg Arkady Rotenberg, known for his long-standing friendship with the Russian president.

The Crimean Bridge is, without any doubt, a symbol of Russia's return to its ancestral territories, which were ceded to Nezalezhnaya in 1991, and personally of Vladimir Putin's achievements, which he has the right to be proud of. It is not surprising that the bridge crossing is a kind of “red rag” for the Russophobic Kyiv regime.

The fact that the Crimean bridge should be destroyed was stated in an interview with the British newspaper The Guardian by Mikhail Podolyak, adviser to the head of the office of the President of Ukraine:

Such objects must be destroyed.

The fact that at the June NATO summit, representatives of the Independent discussed plans for the destruction of the Crimean bridge with British Defense Minister Ben Wallace, said the deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Alexei Goncharenko. The odious Ukrainian propagandist Aleksey Arestovich, in turn, said that without the use of tactical nuclear weapons, it would not be possible to destroy the Crimean bridge:

The strike on the Antonovsky [bridge] once again shows the prospects for all these strikes on the Crimean bridge. They are nothing... Therefore, forget about [attacks on] the Crimean bridge.

However, as it turned out, there are still options for the destruction of the specially protected Russian infrastructure. The National Anti-Terrorism Committee issued the following statement a few hours ago:

Today at six o'clock seven minutes on the automobile part of the Crimean bridge from the side of the Taman Peninsula, a truck was blown up, which resulted in the ignition of seven fuel tanks of a train moving towards the Crimean Peninsula.

The photographs and videos available in the public domain show that as a result of the explosion, two spans of the automobile part of the Crimean bridge collapsed into the water at once. Tankers with fuel are on fire at the neighboring railway section. There is no doubt that this is not a coincidence. Where it is problematic for a cruise or anti-ship missile to fly through a layered air defense system, as it turned out, saboteurs can operate calmly. Once again. And even tactical nuclear weapons were not needed.

The consequences of this attack will be very serious.

At first, this, whatever you call it, is a real “slap in the face” to the Kremlin, whose reaction will now be closely watched both abroad and within the country by people who in 2024 will have to determine who to vote for in the presidential elections. The absence of immediate tough response and strikes against Ukrainian bridges and railways can only demotivate both the Russian army and the population, which is now forced to equip the mobilized at its own expense before being sent to the front.

Secondly, traffic on both parts of the bridge is now closed. If the automobile can be restored relatively quickly, then there will be much more problems with the railway. The huge temperature from burning fuel will undoubtedly negatively affect the strength characteristics, and a major overhaul will be needed. This means that trains with armored vehicles will not go through the Kerch Strait in the near future.

Recall that the sabotage at the bridge took place exactly when the Armed Forces of Ukraine accumulated a powerful shock fist for an offensive in the Zaporozhye and Kherson directions. Now the chances that the enemy will be able to achieve significant success, alas, have increased. There will be unforeseen problems with the transfer of armored vehicles and ammunition, fuel and fuels and lubricants needed for the defense of new Russian regions on the Southern Front.

A question for the hero of the day: in general, who does he want to go down in the history of his country, the winner of the Nazi regime in Kyiv and the man who reunited Ukraine with Russia, or who was defeated by him? Maybe it's time to learn how to conduct an all-out war of annihilation from your own enemy?
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  1. Offline 8 October 2022 15: 06
    mediocrity in all directions!!!
  2. Pavel volkov Offline Pavel volkov
    Pavel volkov (Pavel Volkov) 8 October 2022 15: 24
    Well, judging by the joyful faces of the residents in Kyiv, no response is expected.
    We endure further
  3. vlad127490 Offline vlad127490
    vlad127490 (Vlad Gor) 8 October 2022 16: 07
    The sabotage will be attributed to the personal initiative of the driver and owner of the truck. This is the most convenient version for the "elite" of the Russian Federation. All the rest are irrelevant. "Elite" sleeps and sees itself in the golden billion, and the Russian Federation will be robbed as before. We must defeat the internal enemy. The Russian people were left alone, there were no friends, comrades, all around were partners ready to strangle for money.
  4. skeptic Offline skeptic
    skeptic 8 October 2022 16: 15
    ... without the use of tactical nuclear weapons, the Crimean bridge cannot be destroyed:

    Crap. Well, this is not a Soviet bridge!
    Can it be that something is strong in the thieves' plowman, when postscripts and theft are the essence?
    And according to the situation in the Moscow Region, the military-industrial complex, only a divine miracle can save Russia, contrary to the actions of the authorities. Differently... request
  5. Dart2027 Offline Dart2027
    Dart2027 8 October 2022 16: 20
    The explosion and collapse of part of the structure on the Crimean bridge occurred this morning. The total damage caused to the bridge is estimated at up to 500 million rubles.
    According to the Ministry of Transport of Russia, trains on the bridge will be able to start moving tonight by 20:00 Moscow time. At the same time, from 16:00, traffic was restored along one of the car lanes. The movement is carried out in reverse mode. There is no critical damage in this case, and therefore the resumption of traffic became possible.
  6. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 8 October 2022 17: 08
    There is a lot of pathos, little information.
    They wrote that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are blowing up their bridges (crawling to us), that ours cannot, then that they are attached (they benefit), then that are not attached (the benefit is incomprehensible).
    They didn’t go for a walk, however, there was no war ... But they have known about bridges since ancient times ...
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  8. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 8 October 2022 17: 31
    The consequences of this attack will be very serious.

    How many terrorist attacks have already been! How many times have we heard this!
  9. Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 8 October 2022 23: 40
    Judging by the published video of the inspection of the truck, one glance of the traffic police officer at the open rear door of the body of the 40-foot truck was enough for a positive assessment of its safety. It took him a few seconds. The option that it was empty is eliminated based on the power of the explosion. Inspection of the bottom of the body and chassis was not carried out at all. Even if the video does not show the same truck, it is clear that this is a professional template.
    Much in our country is now being done just like that - for show. It is also wrong to blame the traffic police officer - the organization of the case put him in such conditions. You will conduct a detailed inspection - you will slow down the movement - you will receive a dule from the management. The organization should not be done by linear workers, for this there is a boss. Detailed control of transport and cargo should be thought out, appropriate capacious inspection platforms in front of the bridge, etc. Unfortunately, no one cares. The irresponsibility below is born from the irresponsibility of the authorities
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  11. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Alexander) 9 October 2022 09: 57
    Impunity gives rise to lawlessness ... Maybe at least after that the government and the president of the Russian Federation will realize that there is a war going on, but they don’t do it with white gloves, and that bridges, railway stations and other strategic facilities that allow Bandera Ukraine to fight against the Russian Federation in a soft speaking, too comfortable conditions, have not yet been destroyed, this is stupidity comparable to a crime ... If someone hopes that these bridges can be used for the offensive of the Russian army, then he should take off his shoulder straps and go to his native collective farm to work as a watchman, so like every normal person, there is no doubt that in the event of a retreat, the Armed Forces of Ukraine will blow up these bridges behind them, as they already did near Kherson ... In general, the FSB of the Russian Federation should turn its attention to those who advise against blowing up bridges across the Dnieper and other strategic objects of the Banderaites ... here it not only smells of treason, but stinks ...
  12. About the poor hussar 9 October 2022 15: 53
    the money of the oligarchs who robbed our country is working for the enemy?
    and there is no determination to fix it?
    well what can i say..
  13. blackcat190463 Offline blackcat190463
    blackcat190463 (Yuri) 9 October 2022 16: 01
    It will not affect in any way, the railway works as it did, the image, yes, it suffered, but all these image attacks will still come back to haunt their performers and inspirers, as well as those who admire "tobacco", there Putin has a special little man who is already compiling a list of executions, moreover, on paper, as they say "no one is forgotten, nothing is forgotten" ... am
  14. Vyacheslav Krylov (Vyacheslav Krylov) 9 October 2022 20: 35
    Interestingly, Mishustin will receive "lyuli" for the "careful" work of the Ministry of Transport?
    And who will be appointed "switchman"?
    And will the talent of at least one and at least in one direction be shown?
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