Russia destroys three Ukrainian maritime drones launched against the Crimean bridge

Russia destroys three Ukrainian maritime drones launched against the Crimean
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Tonight, the Russian Army destroyed three maritime drones launched by Ukraine against the bridge that connects the annexed Crimean peninsula and the Russian mainland, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense.

"On September 2, at 2:20 Moscow time (23:20 GMT on September 1), the third Ukrainian unmanned boat launched by the Kiev regime to carry out a terrorist attack against the bridge was destroyed in the waters of the Black Sea. of Crimea," the military department indicated on Telegram.

Floating protection barriers

According to Defense, the first attack took place around 11:15 p.m. Moscow time (20:15 GMT) which was followed by a second, at 2:10 a.m. (23:10 GMT on September 1).

After the last Ukrainian attack that hit the bridge and damaged one of its pillars, on July 17, Russia has set up up to seven floating barriers to protect it.

The attack, indirectly claimed by Ukraine, caused the death of a couple and significant damage to the road in one of the two directions of the automobile segment of the bridge, which runs parallel to the railway route.

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A first attack took place in October 2022, causing significant damage to the bridge roadway after a truck bomb exploded on the infrastructure. That attack, in which five people died, was recently acknowledged by Ukraine by revealing details of how the explosives were placed in the vehicle.

Putin ordered on both occasions to reinforce the protection of the bridge, whose automobile section was inaugurated in 2018 and the railway section in 2019.

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