Big blow for Russia: Video of Explosion on Russia's Kerch Bridge; Ukraine strikes on Russian bridge

Kyiv: The Kerch railway bridge connecting Russia to Crimea was destroyed in a massive explosion on Saturday. According to reports in this regard, on Saturday morning at 6 o'clock on the bridge, an explosion occurred in a fuel tank of a freight train. Then a part of the roadway bridge collapsed into the river. The bridge is known as a symbol of Russia's annexation of Crimea.



Mykhailo Podolyaky, the chief adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, said in a tweet after the explosion - Crimea, the bridge is a start. Russia has to return everything stolen from Ukraine. Everything illegal will be destroyed. Everything illegally seized by Russia will be rejected.


The explosion was heard for several kilometres


According to locals, the explosions on the bridge could be heard several kilometres away. A video of this incident has also gone viral on social media. It is seen that many fuel tanks of the cargo train and the railway line have caught fire.



Bridge repair work is underway


The collapse of the Kerch bridge is a big blow for Russia amid the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war. This railway bridge was crucial in providing logistics to Russian troops in Ukraine. Oleg Krychkov, Russia's chief adviser in Crimea, confirmed the explosion. He said - the explosion had taken place on the railway bridge. There was a fire in a part of the freight train. There was no damage to the shipping arch.


On the other hand, a burning truck is also seen on the bridge. Therefore, it is claimed that this truck caused the explosion. The rescue team rushed to the spot to repair the bridge and control the fire.






A shock to Putin on his birthday


After the explosion, former Australian general and war policy analyst Mick Ryan said that it would be too early to comment on the method of an explosion on the Kerch Bridge. It's like punching President Putin on his birthday. According to Ryan, such an explosion requires many explosives and good planning. It is not possible to do this through one soldier.


But such an explosion can be done through a truck full of explosives or a missile. Russia still supplies its soldiers with logistics via Melitopol.


Kerch Bridge was built in 2014

Russia annexed Crimea in 2014. Then Russia built Kerch Bridge. The 19 km long roadway bridge was opened to the general public in 2018. After 2 years, traffic started over the railway bridge.



The Kerch Bridge was built on the orders of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Russia attacked Ukraine last February. Since then, this war has continued unabated. In it, the Kerch Strait Bridge was considered very important for supplying logistics to the Russian Army in Crimea. Therefore, it is claimed that Russia has carried out this attack to stop the logistics of the Russian army.


A cargo train caught fire after an explosion on the Kerch Strait Bridge. After that, the traffic on the bridge stopped. Some photos shared on Twitter show both sides of the bridge collapsing into the water next to the burning train. The Kerch Strait Bridge was considered a symbol of Russian strength. Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014. Billions of rupees were spent on this bridge.




Interestingly, Ukraine has tried many times to blow up this bridge. But it failed. The US Department of Defense also explained that this bridge is an essential target for the Ukrainian military. After that, Russia deployed air and sea security forces to secure this bridge. The safety of this bridge was being taken care of day and night. But in today's incident, this bridge suffered a lot of damage. As a result, Russia, which has attacked Ukraine, has been struck.



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