A freeway bridge that transported army tools from the east to Russian forces additional north has been broken.
In a late evening explosion on Monday, a bridge that related the town of Melitopol within the Zaporizhia Oblast to the village of Kostyantynivka was “drained”, in line with the Melitopol Mayor Ivan Fedorov.
Fedorov stated it as one of many “strategically significance objects” of the conflict and the assault was carried out in the identical gentle because the “fatigue” of the Crimea Bridge on October 8.
Officers have known as the incident a “sabotage assault,” whereas a senior regional official, Vladimir Rogov, blamed the incident on Ukraine “terrorists”.
The blast within the area bordering Ukraine came about round 10pm native time, a press release by Zaporizhia’s administration stated, including that “a number of pillars of the bridge had been broken.” Visitors throughout the bridge was additionally halted following the incident.
In movies revealed on-line by Rogov, the bridge seems to be sagging down within the center. In one other video, a loud bang could be heard apparently displaying the second of the blast.
The bridge is a part of a highway linking Melitopol to the port metropolis of Berdyansk positioned on the Azov Sea.
Zaporizhia Oblast was annexed by Russia alongside Donetsk, Luhansk and Kherson on September 30.