Ukraine will continue to launch strikes on the Kerch bridge and the Crimean peninsula annexed by Russia, the head of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, Oleksiy Reznikov, said in an interview with CNN.
“All these targets are official because [strikes on them] will reduce the Russians’ ability to fight against us and help save the lives of Ukrainians”, Reznikov said, referring to the latest drone attacks on Crimea.
Asked by a journalist whether Ukraine aims to put the Crimean bridge out of service permanently, Reznikov said, “It is a normal tactic to destroy the enemy’s logistical routes to stop their ability to get more ammunition, fuel, food and so on. So we will use this tactic against them”.
Earlier, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that he considered the Crimean bridge a target for the Ukrainian military.
On the morning of July 17, there was an explosion on the Crimean bridge, which killed a married couple, their 14-year-old daughter was injured. On July 22 and 24, drones attacked ammunition depots of the Russian army on the annexed peninsula.