UK's Storm Shadow used in Ukrainian shelling of bridges: Governor
The Acting Kherson Governor accuses Kiev of wanting to intimidate residents of the Kherson Region and sow panic among the population.
The Ukrainian armed forces have attacked bridges on the administrative border between the Kherson Region and the Crimea near the village of Chonhar, Acting Kherson Governor Vladimir Saldo confirmed early Thursday.
"The criminal Kiev regime committed barbaric shelling of civilian objects - bridges on the administrative border between the Kherson Region and the Crimea near Chonhar," Saldo said on Telegram.
He considered that Kiev wants to intimidate residents of the Kherson Region and sow panic among the population, affirming that it will not succeed in this plan.
The car bridge in Chonhar, connecting Kherson with Crimea took some damage. pic.twitter.com/GzDhPkbYJV— NOELREPORTS 🇪🇺 🇺🇦 (@NOELreports) June 22, 2023
Video footage of the Chonhar car bridge reveal that the damage is more extensive then seen on the still-pictures.— (((Tendar))) (@Tendar) June 22, 2023
Source: https://t.co/LfZMMrUXVi#Chonhar #Crimea #Kherson #Ukraine pic.twitter.com/R4vePiTOUM
"We know how to repair bridges quickly: the passage of vehicles will be restored very soon," Saldo affirmed.
According to the preliminary assessment, the Ukrainian armed forces used the United Kingdom's Storm Shadow missiles in the attack on the bridges.
"The roadway on the bridges was damaged. There are no human casualties," the Acting Kherson Governor noted, adding that the traffic between the Kherson Region and the Crimea continues on reserve routes.
In the same context, Crimean head Sergey Aksenov confirmed on Telegram that bomb disposal technicians were examining the sites of the Ukrainian strike on the Chonhar bridge.
Aksenov noted that there were no casualties, adding that the information about the possibility of traffic across the bridge would be available within an hour.