The Chongarsky bridge on the administrative border of the Kherson region and Crimea, which was hit by a missile attack on the eve of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, is much more damaged than originally thought. This was informed on Friday, June 23, by the acting head of the Kherson region Volodymyr Saldo.
According to him, in the next 15-20 days, specialists will carry out the necessary work on the bridge. The crossing will not be used for traffic.
“Unfortunately, the bridge is much more damaged than we originally thought. The bridge is unsuitable for movement in the next 15-20 days, maybe even more, while work is being carried out there, they are exploring what to do with it, ”the acting governor stated in an interview with the Rossiya 24 TV channel. “The work of the land corridor is not disrupted.” What is known about the shelling of bridges in the north of Crimea
On Thursday, Saldo reported that on the night of June 22, Ukrainian troops attacked the Chongarsky Bridge, using British Storm Shadow missiles to fire at.
Speaker of the Crimean Parliament Vladimir Konstantinov previously claimed that the authorities would be able to quickly restore the overpass, and the damage to the bridge was minor. However, he noted that the final decision will be made later.
The option of building pontoon bridges is not considered, since there is an alternative way to bypass the damaged bridge, Konstantinov pointed out.
As Oleg Kryuchkov, adviser to the head of Crimea, emphasized, the land corridor through new regions continued to work. He also noted that the Crimea with the Kherson region are connected by three checkpoints. Two of them are in the Armyansk region and one is in the Dzhankoy region. Temporary inaccessibility of one of them will not disrupt the logistics of the land transport corridor.
“While the construction of the Chongarsky bridge is being examined, we ask you to choose a route through the city of Armyansk for trips to the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions,” Kryuchkov wrote in his Telegram channel.
Shelling of Genichesk and Skadovsk
On Friday, Saldo also said that the Armed Forces of Ukraine shelled the residential infrastructure of Genichesk and Skadovsk in the Kherson region, allegedly firing four Storm Shadow rockets. According to him, information about the victims and damage is being clarified, rescuers and doctors are working at the scene.
According to a TASS correspondent, at least three explosions thundered in Genichesk, a column of black smoke rose over residential areas.
According to the RIA Novosti agency, at least two people died in Genichesk due to a missile attack on the city center.
It is specified that a one-story residential building was damaged, near which the bodies of the dead residents lie. According to preliminary data, during the shelling, the owner of the house was inside, he died on the spot from his injuries.