CrimeaSOS: the explosion on the Kerch bridge leaves the occupiers in a vulnerable position

17 / 07 / 2023

The explosion on the bridge over the Kerch Strait, which occurred on the night of July 17, puts the unwanted tourists and occupiers in Crimea in a vulnerable position. CrimeaSOS analyst Yevhenii Yaroshenko talked about this in a comment to Suspilne

“Recently, there was a very effective attack on the Chonhar Bridge, and the Chonhar Bridge is one of the three ways connecting Crimea and mainland Ukraine. Crimean geographical location provides for either narrow isthmuses or bridges from almost all sides. Their damage actually leaves both the occupiers and the unwanted tourists in a vulnerable position”, – says Yevhenii Yaroshenko.

According to CrimeaSOS, some tourists who illegally entered the occupied Crimea are considering the possibility of leaving the peninsula through the so-called “land corridor” through the occupied territories of mainland Ukraine. 

“But people understand very well that active hostilities are taking place there. That is the territory we are all fighting for, for its deoccupation”, —the analyst added.

Around 3 a.m. on July 17, two explosions occurred on the bridge over the Kerch Strait in the occupied Crimea. According to various sources, both traffic lanes were damaged, and part of them collapsed.

CrimeaSOS became aware of queues at gas stations in the south of the peninsula. At the same time, there are no queues in the north of Crimea yet.

“This is rather a shock reaction, because according to the information we have since last year, fuel is not brought by either road or rail transport, but by ferry. Therefore, it is rather such a shock reaction of people, as during any extraordinary event”, — Yevhenii Yaroshenko explained.
We would like to remind you that on October 8, 2022, there was another explosion on the illegally built Kerch bridge, as a result of which part of the road bridge collapsed. At that time, panick moods intensified throughout the occupied peninsula. 

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