Odesa Military Administration: Russia strikes bridge in attempt to cut off part of Odesa Region
Kateryna Tyshchenko – April 26, 2022
Maksym Marchenko, Head of the Odesa Regional Military Administration, believes that the Russian strike that damaged the bridge over a Dnister estuary in Zatoka, Odesa Region, was an attempt to cut off part of the region and create tension amid recent events in the unrecognised Transnistria. Source: Maksym Marchenko, Telegram video address According to Marchenko: “Today the enemy deployed three missiles to carry out an attack on the Region. One of them hit the bridge over the Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi estuary, another fell nearby, and another fell into the water. Thank God, there are no victims. The enemy’s actions are an attempt to cut off part of the Odesa Region and create tension amid the recent events in Transnistria.” Details: Marchenko asked listeners not to buy into any Russian provocations and to refrain from reacting to Russia’s attempts to intimidate residents of the Odesa region with such terrorist acts. He also said that the damaged railway line is currently being repaired. Traffic across the bridge has resumed, but only one lane is operating in both directions. Context: On Tuesday, 26 April, Russian troops launched a missile strike on the Odesa Region, damaging a bridge across the Dniester estuary in Zatoka. It was later reopened for reverse travel.