Right now, Russia claims that divers are exploring the support beams underwater, and according to anonymous sources, Russia says the bridge will possibly be back up operating in 2 hours, but then how could that be? It’s blown up, you can’t rebuild a bridge in 2 hours.
Here’s a suggestion if this is true. Next time BLOW THE ENTIRE BRIDGE UP ENTIRELY from point A to point Z. That way Russians will no longer be confused on how to message it. To them it would be a total disaster. To Ukraine it would be a total victory.
The supports of the Kerch straight bridge, linking Russia to Crimea, were not damaged by Monday’s blast, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin said.
“According to a preliminary assessment, the supports of the Crimean bridge were not damaged,” Khusnullin told Russian journalists on Monday.
Divers are currently completing the inspection of the bridge and the decision on the possibility of launching car traffic will be made within two hours, he added.
Some background: A source from Ukraine’s security service (SBU) said the attack on the Kerch bridge, which killed a couple and injured their daughter, was a joint operation of the SBU and Ukraine’s naval forces.
The $3.7 billion Kerch bridge is strategically important because it links Russia’s Krasnodar region with the Crimean Peninsula, which was illegally annexed by Russia from Ukraine in 2014. It was the physical expression of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s objective to take over Ukraine and bind it to Russia forever.