Moscow accuses Kiev of attacking the Kerch Bridge, the structure connecting occupied Crimea with Russia. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Zakharova: “They struck with the help of Great Britain and the United States.” Vladimir Putin threatens to use cluster bombs if Kiev does, and will soon, according to US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan. Russian leader claims Ukrainian counterattack is ‘unsuccessful’ while Kiev admits to difficulties on the eastern front. Today’s wheat deal expires internationally: Russia and Ukraine must renew the agreement, but moving forward awaits Fly. The Kremlin has repeatedly threatened to end the agreement, at the risk of sparking a global food crisis.
Air warning in Kiev and several northern regions after the attack on the Kerch Bridge
An air alert has been declared this morning in Kiev and several northern, eastern and central regions of Ukraine, RBC-Ukraine reports. The Kiev Air Force reported the takeoff of two Russian Tu-22m3 bombers. The warning comes in the wake of last night’s attack on the Crimean bridge, which Moscow attributed to Ukrainian forces, which left two people dead.
The two dead on the bridge are the parents of the injured girl
Victims of the morning attack on the Crimean Bridge, a man and a woman who were driving their car across the connecting road with their teenage daughter. The girl was injured. A memorandum from the Russian Investigative Committee confirming that their daughter was injured “two civilians, a man and a woman, were killed in a car.”
Spokeswoman Zakharova: “The attack on the bridge was carried out by the Kiev regime with the assistance of Great Britain and the United States of America”
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova accused Ukraine of carrying out the attack on the bridge connecting Russia and Crimea with the participation of Great Britain and the United States. Zakharova has provided no evidence to support these claims.
“Today’s attack on the Crimean Bridge was carried out by the Kiev regime. This regime is terrorist and has all the characteristics of an international organized crime group,” he said. “Decisions are made by Ukrainian officials and the military with the direct participation of American and British intelligence agencies and politicians. The United States and Great Britain are responsible for the terrorist structure of the state.
The sarcastic comment of the Ukrainian security forces: “The bridge is asleep again”
“Nightingale, dear brother, the bridge has gone to sleep again. And not once…twice!” This is how the Ukrainian security forces commented on the explosion on the Crimean bridge, according to a telegram message from the official SBU channel. The letter adds: “Note: folk music. Lyrics from the Security Service of Ukraine.” According to the media, the CIA was involved in the explosion.
Crimean bridge, pro-Russian authorities accuse Kyiv: structure for civilian use under attack
The pro-Russian authorities blamed the “Kiev regime” for the bombings on the Crimean bridge. The Chairman of the State Council of the Republic of Crimea, Vladimir Konstantinov, denounced in Telegram that “the terrorist regime in Kiev committed a new crime: it attacked the Crimean bridge.” “Kiev did not fail to know that the road is for civilian use only. But this never stopped the terrorists,” he added.
Moscow: A man and a woman died on the Crimean bridge
Belgorod governor Vyacheslav Gladkov She confirmed the death of a man and a woman from the region, “as a result of the emergency on the Crimean Bridge.” The couple’s daughter sustained “moderate injuries” and is already under the care of doctors.
Media: “The Crimean bridge was hit by two Ukrainian drones”
The explosions that destroyed the Crimean Bridge last night may have been caused by a Ukrainian drone attack: wrote the pro-Russian channel Gray Zone on Telegram, which publishes some photos of the destroyed part of the bridge. “Pictures of the destruction of the Crimean Bridge following what is believed to be an attack by two unmanned autonomous submarines of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense,” the text of the message read.
Explosions on the Crimean Bridge, killing at least two people
Ukrainian and Russian media are reporting explosions on the Crimean bridge, killing at least two people. According to the Rbc Ukraine agency and the pro-Russian Gray Zone channel, the explosions occurred at 3:04 and 3:20 local time. Two people could have died in a car due to the collapse of part of the structure.
Crimean Bridge, Aksionov for residents and tourists: “Avoid the bridge, choose alternative routes”
Regional leader Sergei Aksenov on his Telegram channel, after the emergency alert, called on residents and tourists to use an alternative route to the Crimean bridge. “Given the current situation, I ask the residents and guests of the peninsula to refrain from traveling across the bridge, and to choose an alternative land route through other areas for safety reasons,” he said. According to the TASS news agency, Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Russian Republic of Crimea Igor Mikhalychenko left for the crash site.
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Traffic of the Moscow-Crimea Bridge has been stopped due to an “emergency”. Possible explosions
Traffic on the Crimean Bridge was stopped due to an emergency in the 145 support area of the structure, the Russian authorities announced at night, without specifying the nature of the accident. “Traffic has been disrupted on the Crimean bridge: an emergency has occurred in the 145th support district of the Krasnodar region; law enforcement agencies and all responsible services are working,” regional leader Sergei Aksenov wrote in a telegram. channel, without providing further details. According to Reuters, the Ukrainian news agency RBC-Ukraine reported that explosions were heard on the bridge.
Zelensky: “With a strong air shield, we will also protect Europe”
“We have already proven that there is no Russian missile that the Ukrainians cannot shoot down. When the Ukrainian air shield becomes strong enough, and it will be, Ukraine will guarantee true freedom and protection for all of Europe from Russian terrorism. The security of our continent begins here.” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said this in his usual evening video message, which was reported by Ukraine’s Pravda. He added, “Ukraine will never give up its sovereignty and its freedom will remain preserved – he said – every year our country will become stronger and help other free countries to protect their sovereignty and build common security. And Ukraine can do that.”
Ankara: “We continue our efforts to extend the wheat agreement”
Turkish authorities are hopeful that the wheat deal, which expires today, can be extended. This was announced today by Turkish Vice President Cevdet Yilmaz, the Russian news agency TASS writes. “We are continuing our efforts to expand the agreement. Russian President Putin’s planned visit to Turkey can be considered positive in this sense, and I hope there will be positive results,” he added in an interview with Al-Habr TV. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had announced that Putin would visit Ankara in August.
Erdogan: Ukraine deserves to join NATO
US green light for Ukrainian F-16 training
“The United States will not stand in the way of starting to train Ukrainian F-16 pilots.” This was stated by the US security advisor, Jake Sullivan, announcing the green light that European countries said they were waiting for. “The president will allow, support, facilitate and in fact provide the tools for the Ukrainians to start training on the F-16s as soon as the Europeans are ready,” Joe Biden’s adviser told CNN.
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