Russians have strengthened the security of the Crimean Bridge mass media

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ALONA MAZURENKO TUESDAY, 5 JULY 2022, 17:28

The Russian occupiers have strengthened their missile and air defences and the security of the Crimean Bridge to repel a possible attack by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Source: "RIA News Crimea" source in the law enforcement agencies of the occupied Crimea

Quote: "Target shields with reflective elements have been installed."

Details: Russian propagandists also quote Russian military expert Sergei Gorbachev.

According to him, in the area of the Crimean Bridge, "a multi-tiered, layered defence has been created, which has several sectors and areas of responsibility": "the forces of the Southern Military District and the Black Sea Fleet are involved, and the Coast Guard – marine units of the border troops, and the Rosgvardiya have boats on duty and so on."

Background:

  • On 16 June, Dmitry Peskov, the press secretary of the Kremlin, declared that the security of the "Crimean Bridge", which connects the Russian-occupied peninsula with Russia’s Krasnodar Territory, is guaranteed by the military.

  • On 20 June, the Armed Forces of Ukraine hit the "Boiko towers" – drilling rigs belonging to the Russian-appropriated Chornomornaftogaz [an oil and gas company located in Simferopol, Crimea, that was "nationalised" by the Crimean authorities after the annexation of the peninsula].

  • On 1 July, the invaders were training to defend the "Crimean Bridge", which connects the Ukrainian peninsula with Russia’s Krasnodar Territory: the structure was covered with clouds of smoke and a traffic accident occurred on the bridge.