Crimean occupation authorities urged not to use phones on Kerch bridge


Oleg Kryuchkov, advisor to the “head” of Crimea’s “head” on information policy, has urged Russian tourists not to use smartphones to shoot video on the Kerch Bridge because “the enemy is monitoring the chats”.

The official reminded that the bridge has been hit twice, and in case of any threat, people and cars are removed from “the object.” “Please remain calm in such situations and forget about your phones. The enemy is monitoring the chats and uses your video and hype”, he wrote in the Telegram channel.

On the night of July 21, half an hour before Kryuchkov’s message, the Crimean operational headquarters reported an air alert and suspension of traffic on the Crimean bridge. Traffic was restored about ten minutes later.

The alert was announced because of information about a surface drone, Baza reported. Whether it was genuine is unknown.

On Thursday, an alarm was already announced on the Kerch Bridge, and all drivers were required to leave the bridge. Soon the movement of vehicles was resumed. According to the Kryminform agency, the alarm was a drill.

On the night of July 17, the Crimean bridge was attacked for the second time in a year. The incident killed a married couple who were in one of the cars, their daughter was injured. The automobile part of the bridge was damaged, its full restoration may stretch until November, said Russian Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin. He estimated the repair at least a billion rubles.

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