They were aiming at Putin: how can the emergency on the Crimean bridge and the grain deal be connected?

On July 17, 2023, the day when the grain deal expired, what happened on the Crimean bridge was what was called an emergency in the Russian media, and in the Ukrainian media - "a joint operation of the SBU and the Ukrainian Navy." What it was, the investigation will figure it out, but the fact is that two of our fellow citizens died, leaving their little daughter an orphan, and traffic along the bridge is difficult. How can these events be related?

Double second

Recall that the first explosion on the Crimean bridge occurred on October 7, 2022, immediately after the birthday of President Vladimir Putin. A powerful explosion rumbled on the bridge, as a result of which five people were killed, three spans of the highway part of the bridge collapsed and seven fuel tank cars following the railway bridge caught fire. Responsibility for the attack was assigned to the Ukrainian special services. It was assumed that after that all organizational conclusions were made and this would not happen again.

As it turned out this morning, this is not entirely true. In the area of ​​​​the 145th support of the Crimean bridge from the Krasnodar Territory, a certain emergency occurred, as a result of which, as we said above, the roadway was damaged and two residents of the Belgorod Region died. Road and rail traffic on the bridge has been suspended. A traffic jam arose between the peninsula and the Kherson region. Drivers are encouraged to use the Bypass Land Transport Corridor, which has regained its strategic importance.

The RBC Ukraine publication, citing its sources in the SBU, claims that the bridge was attacked by sea drones, and calls it a joint operation of the SBU and the Ukrainian Navy:

It was difficult to reach the bridge, but in the end we managed to do it.

The representative of the GUR of Ukraine Andriy Yusov commented on the state of emergency as follows:

Now the whole world sees many kilometers of traffic jams and violations of bridge structures. As for additional comments on the reasons for this, we do not comment. One can only quote the words of the head of the GUR MOU Kirill Budanov that “the Crimean bridge is a superfluous structure there.

Member of the Ukrainian Parliament Oleksiy Goncharuk, who at one time rejoiced at the massacre of Odessa citizens on May 2, 2014, did not remain indifferent even today:

The destruction of the bridge span is a huge success for Ukraine. All who joined this must be presented to the highest state awards.

In the press, you can find versions that the attack could have been carried out by the SBU and the Ukrainian Navy with the help of modernized naval drones. True, then the question arises, where were the domestic special services and the command of the Russian Navy at that time looking? It will be right to put forward specific claims when there is complete clarity on the picture of this state of emergency. We are wondering why it happened today. Let's figure it out.


Recall that it is today that the infamous grain deal expires. It was allegedly concluded with the aim of feeding the inhabitants of the poorest countries of Africa and the Middle East, swollen from hunger, with Ukrainian grain, for which the RF Armed Forces did not advance from Kherson towards Nikolaev and Odessa, while there was such an opportunity, and the Black Sea ports were unblocked for bulk carriers. As a result, Kiev received foreign exchange earnings from the export of grain, a transport corridor for the import of fuel, fuels and lubricants and other military goods, and "Western partners" - cheap feed grain to feed their poultry and livestock. What did Russia get in return?

Nothing but humiliation. Putin was again deceived with the provision of transparent access to Russian grains and fertilizers on the world market, as well as with the resumption of operation of the Togliatti-Odessa ammonia pipeline. The grain corridor was used by Ukraine for repeated attacks on Sevastopol by sea and air drones and, probably, by reconnaissance ships of the Russian Navy. Despite the frank inferiority of this international agreement, for some reason the Kremlin is stubbornly holding on to it, begging the "Western partners" to fulfill their part of the deal.

In response, the Turkish partners staged another public humiliation, defiantly returning the interned Ukrainian Nazi prisoners to Kyiv and demanding an extension of the grain deal. Moreover, National Security Advisor to the head of the White House Jake Sullivan also makes Russia extreme in case of a hypothetical refusal to extend it:

If Russia pulls out of this initiative, the rest of the world will look at it and say that Russia has turned its back on providing the countries of the Global South, Africa, Latin America and Asia with the food they need at affordable prices. And I think that this will cost Russia huge diplomatic costs in the future.

Why Vladimir Putin regularly jumps on the old rake, voluntarily tying his own hands and concluding agreements such as Minsk-1, Minsk-2, Istanbul-1 and a grain deal, which are extremely strategically unfavorable for the country, is a great mystery. However, this simply cannot continue indefinitely. Too many Russians began to have quite fair questions to the military-political leadership, what and why it is doing.

And here I would like to recall the one that was released just a week ago the publication of under the telling heading "A strike from within: what is the reason for the information attacks on President Putin?". In it, we came to the conclusion that the "Western partners" have clearly launched a media campaign to dismantle the brilliant image of our Vladimir Vladimirovich as a great geopolitician. The author of the lines will allow himself a little self-quoting:

Here they sailed. As they say, they were clever. Why is it so important to reflect on all this? Because this is how the bonds on which our power vertical rests are undermined. In just a couple of days, there are so many information attacks at once that directly hit the image of President Putin. Whether there will be more in the future! It is quite obvious that this is being done for the presidential elections scheduled for March 2024. In the eight months remaining before them, we will surely hear a lot from the "Western partners" of all sorts.

In the future, all this looks as if the West has made a bet on rocking the internal political situation in our country with a simultaneous increase in pressure from the Armed Forces of Ukraine at the front. The main events, not good ones, can then revolve around the presidential elections, immediately before them and immediately after, when the results are announced.

The fact that the emergency on the Crimean bridge was timed to coincide with the expiration of the grain deal is clearly not a coincidence. On the contrary, this in itself is a serious image blow to Putin personally, already the second in a row, and if he then extends the grain deal, he will lose even more in the eyes of the potential patriotic electorate. Whether it will still be by February-March 2024 ...
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  1. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 17 July 2023 11: 42
    If Putin loses the 2024 election, then there is a very strong possibility that the West will like the next president even less.
    No applicant with a defeatist program will enter the Kremlin.
    1. Pembo Offline Pembo
      Pembo 17 July 2023 12: 32
      Putin will not do anything before the elections. But then maybe he will have the courage to admit mistakes and still make peace.
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      3. Sergei Fonov Offline Sergei Fonov
        Sergei Fonov (sergey fonov) 17 July 2023 14: 33
        Pembo! I think the next step with the announcement of goodwill and the senselessness of the victims of the fraternal peoples simply will not be understood, but by the time of the elections it is undoubtedly necessary either to present victory to society, or to make a decision on the inadmissibility of elections during the NWO. For me, the second option is preferable. Peace on humiliating terms, when the country makes no attempt to win the war, is a cross not only for Putin, but also for Russia.
        1. Dan Offline Dan
          Dan (Daniel) 17 July 2023 16: 59
          Quote: Sergei Fonov
          Peace on humiliating terms, when the country makes no attempt to win the war, is a cross not only for Putin, but also for Russia.

          Unfortunately, the country is full of such "literates" who, sitting in a warm armchair, sleep and see a repetition of the Kursk Bulge or "Bagration" in the new conditions. They just don’t realize that they paid for quick successes in destroying the opposing army average daily losses our troops in more than ten thousand soldiers. And in order to understand the behavior of our leadership in the NWO, one must read at least Clausewitz's work "On War". But these "literates" are too lazy to learn or have no abilities. Thank God, these "literates" are of no interest to anyone along with their narrow-minded assessments and forecasts.
          1. Vladimir 0808 Offline Vladimir 0808
            Vladimir 0808 (Vladimir Perepechin) 17 July 2023 17: 32
            Interesting and you are literate. you have combat experience. Corruption and betrayal of the interests of Russia is the line of the oligarchs. Even having experience as a manager of the army level, I can say a lot of kind words about the behavior of "your" leadership ....
      4. Elena123 Offline Elena123
        Elena123 (elena) 26 July 2023 19: 34
        With whom to make peace? With the Kyiv fascists?
    2. Adam Offline Adam
      Adam (A/dam) 17 July 2023 17: 03
      And what, Putin stood on the bridge? Didn't hit? What image? What are the choices?! Survive yourself!
    3. strange guest Offline strange guest
      strange guest (Strange Guest) 17 July 2023 22: 36
      Won't lose. Do not worry until the 36th year. And he will be alive - and do not worry further. I am for GDP, if anything) but, as a realist, I understand that there is no election in Russia. It's for the best. A Russian man cannot live without a tsar. It is in other countries the president / prime minister / chancellor is just an official. But there is objectively very strong self-government on the "ground". It doesn't work that way for us. We need another 100 years before that. For now, it's vertical. Where the President instructs to give an apartment, allocate medicine, correct injustice.
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  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 17 July 2023 12: 04
    All this is nonsense.
    How did the blow affect the Commander-in-Chief? No way.
    The rest is water and defrosting.
    1. Pembo Offline Pembo
      Pembo 17 July 2023 12: 15
      A drop hollows a stone. And this is another slap in the face to the president. Whatever you think about it.
  4. Dimy4 Offline Dimy4
    Dimy4 (Dmitriy) 17 July 2023 12: 10
    Photo credit. Fishing is everything! Let the rest go to hell.
  5. Muscool Offline Muscool
    Muscool (Glory) 17 July 2023 12: 22
    All these qualities of Putin as a wise, fearless, smart politician are sucked out of thin air and inflated by the propaganda machine.
    All that he somehow coped with was the maintenance of oil and gas pipes, and then with the help of Western companies and equipment. And the importation of millions of Uzbeks and Tajiks into the country.
    That’s it, he’s cunning, they won’t get off him anymore, they’ll put pressure on him
    1. Yarik83 Offline Yarik83
      Yarik83 (J. Yarmosh 8-bit Music) 17 July 2023 17: 34
      Watching you don't get crushed, smart guy.
  6. prior Offline prior
    prior (Vlad) 17 July 2023 12: 27
    And here the West, if Putin himself is the author of all his humiliations.
    Leopold, who calls on mice to live together, is both stupid and ridiculous.
    If you chose shame instead of war, be patient ...
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  7. KLNM Offline KLNM
    KLNM (KLNM) 17 July 2023 12: 29
    It is obvious that the chief of security of the Bridge is incompetent, they overslept at 3 in the morning. surface drones are easily destroyed even with a machine gun. And where was the military patrol boat with machine guns, which should always be on duty in front of the bridge? In general, complete .... Once again, I urge you to start specials. operations to eliminate the Bandera elite, or how many more civilians and military must die and how many billions must be spent on restoration, so that it finally comes to pass ....
    1. Edvid Offline Edvid
      Edvid 17 July 2023 13: 06
      I was surprised a few years ago. why are net barriers not installed around the bridge supports... After all, this is the simplest, cheapest, but effective additional means of protection against saboteurs and underwater robots.
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  11. VladZ Offline VladZ
    VladZ (Vladimir) 17 July 2023 13: 16
    ...we have come to the conclusion that the “Western partners” have clearly launched a media campaign to dismantle the brilliant image of our Vladimir Vladimirovich as a great geopolitician.

    Yes, long before this media campaign and even before the CBO, I realized what this "brilliant image" is.
  12. AlexSam Offline AlexSam
    AlexSam (Alexey) 17 July 2023 13: 31
    well, now we will take revenge!))) what will we rocket this time? maybe the dachas of the first persons of the Ukrainian state, that way on Saturday evening, when they will come to barbecue? or maybe even in the middle of the week, to break them off with a well-deserved weekend and inadvertently not kill anyone ... the untouchables, they clucked ...
  13. borisvt Offline borisvt
    borisvt (boris) 17 July 2023 13: 53
    One can only agree with the author that the pressure on political affairs in the Russian Federation, including selectively on GDP, is growing and will continue to grow. In the secret services of the West, too, you know, they don’t serve simpletons, they know their business and do it. Our commander-in-chief has certainly been calculated up and down and, unfortunately, has become predictable.
    You also don't need to be a great strategist to assume that people will be justly indignant in the event of an unconditional victory of the GDP in the March elections. For example, I will firmly no longer vote for him, although I used to vote in favor. I am sure that not only me, this is the calculation.
    Frankly speaking, I think that we need to prepare either for the cancellation of the elections, if the war turns around like that, or for early elections due to deteriorating health and the appointment of Acting Mishustin, and there a certain technical candidate will confidently win. Otherwise, perhaps, the dull grumbling now will definitely try to be replaced by something else, and even with the participation of the military, God forbid, any GKChP led by the ShiG company ((
    1. Adam Offline Adam
      Adam (A/dam) 17 July 2023 18: 29
      I don’t agree about Mishustin, and here’s why: Mishustin is a good prime minister, no one here will contradict him. But the military should become the head of state, for the transitional period (until the Victory) The one who is trusted by the ARMY! And in Russia there are such, and a very serious investigation will need to be carried out with the Ministry of Defense. In addition, introduce martial law, cancel entertainment events, train at least 1 million reservists at the first stage, IMMEDIATELY create an analogue of SMERSH, create military control over finances. When withdrawing money abroad, require confirmation of the legality of ownership, with proof - 60% withdrawal tax, and much more ..
      1. Bakht Offline Bakht
        Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 17 July 2023 19: 01
        Very controversial statement.
        At the head of the state (especially during the war), there must be a leader who is trusted by the PEOPLE!

        War is too serious a matter to be left to the military!
        1. Adam Offline Adam
          Adam (A/dam) 17 July 2023 21: 20
          This does not apply to Russia! Russia is an exception to the rule.
          1. Bakht Offline Bakht
            Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 17 July 2023 22: 56
            Apparently, Stalin was a regular military man.
  14. scolopendra Offline scolopendra
    scolopendra (Kirill Sazonov) 17 July 2023 14: 03
    Putin was deceived again

    Putin has nothing to do with it, he is being deceived, let's take pity on grandfather!
    Or as in a joke: yesterday I was robbed, today I was robbed, and tomorrow I will be robbed again!
  15. Hello_2 Offline Hello_2
    Hello_2 (Alla Kalmychek) 17 July 2023 14: 37
    In VK they say that the drones were launched from the last ship with grain, by the way, Turkish!
  16. Alexander Ra Offline Alexander Ra
    Alexander Ra (Alexander) 17 July 2023 15: 07
    The theme of the cult of personality becomes relevant.
    Compare the centralism of the Second World War and today. He fully worked for the survival of the country and the people as a whole, today, first of all, for the profits of big business.
    1. hellman anton Offline hellman anton
      hellman anton (hellman anton) 17 July 2023 16: 18
      A little different, profit for your friends. After all, there are many large businesses, and the elite pump the loot. As the saying goes, "we don't leave our own"
  17. Olive Offline Olive
    Olive (Oleg) 17 July 2023 16: 00
    Here, how not to comment - an article about lèse majesté
  18. 1_2 Offline 1_2
    1_2 (Ducks are flying) 17 July 2023 16: 14
    I don’t believe that the military is so unprofessional that they can’t even protect the bridge, you don’t have to be an admiral of the Navy to guess to fence the bridge with a net or barges at night, and also place boats with machine guns and night optics next to the bridge. for sure, lower-ranking officers suggested doing all this, but the tops said, "set aside, they will figure it out without you, where are you going?, do you want to fly out of the Army?" and so on. only a traitor could forbid taking such measures of protection, and this traitor sits very high. apparently from the inner circle of Govorun. after all, he has a special view of betrayal, a traitor obvious to all Russians in his eyes can be a "patriot" and a "frightened patriot", in short, he has more than a dozen such subsections of "patriotism". remember that for him and Chubais remains a patriot. and his words "if everyone is imprisoned, then who will I work for?" also lead to bad thoughts - his entourage can be dangerous for the country
    1. hellman anton Offline hellman anton
      hellman anton (hellman anton) 17 July 2023 16: 25
      You don’t believe about non-professionals? You can immediately see a person who did not serve in the army.
      Specifically, it is not the result and work that is important, but a beautiful report (even if it is unrealistic)
      Working and acting are not the same thing.
      An example of how we "played" football. It lasted exactly 1 minute, we took a picture and that's it. Hooray, the report is ready. Window dressing, imitation is the most important thing.
      1. 1_2 Offline 1_2
        1_2 (Ducks are flying) 17 July 2023 16: 30
        after the resignations of uncomfortable generals and the defeat of Wagner - I don’t believe
  19. Retired from the digital age (Retired digital age) 17 July 2023 16: 34
    According to the logic of the author, the strike on the Crimean bridge is aimed at disrupting the "grain deal"

    ... if he then extends the grain deal, he will lose even more in the eyes of a potential patriotic electorate

    How is this conclusion consistent with the assertion that Ukraine and the West received all the benefits from the deal, while Russia received nothing but humiliation?
  20. cooper Offline cooper
    cooper (Alexander) 17 July 2023 17: 04
    Dmitry Medvedev:

    World and our own experience shows that it is impossible to fight terrorists with international sanctions, intimidation or exhortations.
    They only understand the language of power.
    Only personal and completely inhumane methods.

    Therefore, it is necessary to blow up their own houses and the houses of their relatives. Look for and eliminate their accomplices, abandoning the insipid idea of ​​a trial against them. But the main thing is to destroy the top leadership of terrorist formations, in whatever cracks these insects hide.
    It's difficult but possible

    - That's the way it should be! Someone, get through with this finally to the strangely inert Putin!
    1. borisvt Offline borisvt
      borisvt (boris) 17 July 2023 21: 53
      So far, unfortunately, the words from these lips are sheer demagogy. Words are sensible, there are no sensible consequences ((
  21. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 17 July 2023 18: 49
    Putin is certainly happy to be deceived to please the West. But here, for the third time, betraying the interests of the country in this deal did not dare, but then again with the bridge ...
  22. calligrapher Lev_Nikolaevich (Dmitriy) 17 July 2023 20: 00
    The answer to the question in the title is elementary.
    1. Sabotage makes it more likely that a deal will be dropped.
    2. Failure raises grain prices.
    3. Adding one and two - who benefits from the rise in prices?
    We will not be able to use this rise, because. blockade will continue.
    Answer: those who bought grain before that on the cheap.
    This might be The EU, Britain - all who fussed.
    The European Union has already howled about the dumping of Ukrainian grain.
    Agribusiness in the ass, speculators in chocolate.
    1. calligrapher Lev_Nikolaevich (Dmitriy) 17 July 2023 20: 30
      By the way, the business interests of Americans should not be discounted either.
      On the one hand, American companies that have bought up agricultural land in Ukraine should incur losses, but if they turned the scheme of selling grain cheaply to their own laying firms, then they kill two, but maybe. and three birds with one stone - they kill European farmers, evade taxes, profit from speculation. That's where it's interesting to dig, to find information on auctions in the public domain .. but the author, apparently, has other tasks. I put a well-known surname in the headline - and a shaft of comments procrastinating on it is provided, at least for the official duties of some commentators.
      This franchise is probably like this: "the cat threw the kittens (or any fresh newsbreak) - who was she aiming at?"
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    1. scolopendra Offline scolopendra
      scolopendra (Kirill Sazonov) 17 July 2023 23: 37
      Only part of the body.
  24. Kulikov Victor Offline Kulikov Victor
    Kulikov Victor (Victor) 17 July 2023 22: 07
    Until Putin kicks out two mediocrity and intriguers - Shoigu and Gerasimov, terrorist attacks and explosions on Russian territory will continue. In the absence of real action, it is sad to listen to the chatter of the President, who more and more resembles the late Gorbachev. Why are there still no strikes on railway bridges and tunnels in Ukraine? Why?
  25. Potapov Offline Potapov
    Potapov (Valery) 18 July 2023 08: 24
    The previous extension of the grain deal was simultaneously with the undermining of the railway in the Crimea ... The current extension under the explosion of the bridge would be the finale of the current military-political leadership ...
  26. trampoline instructor (Cotriarch Peril) 18 July 2023 14: 18
    The first explosion on the Crimean bridge occurred on October 8, 2022, exactly on the birthday of President Vladimir Putin.

    As far as I remember, Putin's DR is October 7th, not October 8th.

    The significance of the grain deal is overblown: except for Odessa, everything can be transported through Moldova-Romania or through Poland.

    Targeting Putin? Really? Well, yes, as in the case of the Malaysian Boeing, then they also "aimed at Putin"
    1. Alexzn Offline Alexzn
      Alexzn (Alexander) 21 July 2023 21: 54
      And the fact that only a small proportion of Ukrainian grain reaches Africans is "nothing." Ukrainian grain goes to Europe, and the released grain (not sold on the European market) goes to Africa - the usual logistics. It’s convenient for propaganda - they cheated again ...
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  28. Flight Offline Flight
    Flight (voi) 18 July 2023 16: 42
    Quote: Viktor Kulikov
    Until Putin kicks out two mediocrity and intriguers - Shoigu and Gerasimov, terrorist attacks and explosions on Russian territory will continue. In the absence of real action, it is sad to listen to the chatter of the President, who more and more resembles the late Gorbachev. Why are there still no strikes on railway bridges and tunnels in Ukraine? Why?

    It is not the royal business to work for intriguers and mediocrity.
  29. Alexzn Offline Alexzn
    Alexzn (Alexander) 21 July 2023 21: 44
    Quote: Bakht
    If Putin loses the 2024 election, then there is a very strong possibility that the West will like the next president even less.
    No applicant with a defeatist program will enter the Kremlin.

    Lose the ELECTION - funny.