Ukraine’s Deputy Defence Minister Hanna Maliar on Sunday admitted that Ukrainian forces, in October 2022, attacked the bridge connecting Russia and occupied Crimea.
“273 days in the past, (we) launched the primary strike on the Crimean bridge to disrupt Russian logistics,” Maliar wrote on Telegram, itemizing 12 achievements of the Ukrainian facet ever because the struggle started about 500 days in the past. The message additionally talked about the sinking of the Moskva cruiser and the liberation of Snake Island.
The assault on the Kerch bridge disrupted main transport hyperlinks between mainland Russia and the annexed Crimean peninsula and struck a blow towards Russia’s navy effort.
The revelation comes a day after Turkey backs Ukraine’s bid for NATO membership. And after a reluctant US President Joe Biden stated that he’s sending cluster bombs to help Ukraine, whose ammunition appeared to be depleting.
When the bridge was blown up, Ukraine didn’t declare accountability however hinted at it. “Every little thing unlawful should be destroyed, every part stolen should be returned to Ukraine, every part occupied by Russia should be expelled,” Mykhailo Podolyak, an adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, wrote on Twitter final October.