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Ukraine 'damages' key Crimea bridge

Update : 23 Jun 2023, 00:51

Russia-appointed officials have said a Ukrainian missile attack struck the Chongar bridge to Crimea. Meanwhile, the Ukrainian president has hailed advances made at the front line.

Ukrainian forces have carried out a missile attack on a bridge connecting Ukraine's Kherson region and Crimea, Russia-appointed officials in both regions said on Thursday.

The Chongar bridge, which connects Russian-held parts of the Kherson region with the Crimean peninsula, was struck, the officials said, adding that traffic was diverted to another route.

Russia's Investigative Committee said four missiles had been fired at the bridge by Ukrainian forces.

The Russia-appointed governor of Kherson, Vladimir Saldo, said the bridge was likely to have been attacked by Storm Shadow missiles that damaged the road. He added that no casualties were reported.

Crimea's governor, Sergey Aksenov, said specialists were probing the site to see when traffic over the bridge could resume.

Russia illegally annexed the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine in 2014, years ahead of the full-scale invasion it launched in 2022.

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