Resupply for Russians in Kherson reliant on two pontoon crossings - British intelligence

Resupply for Russians in Kherson reliant on two pontoon crossings - British intelligence

Russian invaders managed to carry out only superficial repairs to the Antonivka (Antonivskyi) Bridge, which was damaged by Ukrainian forces, but this still does not allow them to ensure ground resupply for the troops.

The UK Ministry of Defense said this in its latest intelligence update on the situation in Ukraine, Ukrinform reports.

“In recent days, Russia has only succeeded in making superficial repairs to the damaged Antonivsky road bridge which likely remains structurally undermined,” the report says.

It is noted that the two main road bridges leading to the Russian-occupied territory on the west bank of the Dnipro in Kherson region “are now probably out of use for the purposes of substantial military resupply”.

“Since late July 2022, Russia has been using a pontoon ferry near the railway bridge as its main military resupply route. Even if Russia manages to make significant repairs to the bridges, they will remain a key vulnerability. Ground resupply for the several thousand Russian troops on the west bank is almost certainly reliant on just two pontoon ferry crossing points,” the report says.

As reported by Ukrinform, after Ukraine's Armed Forces launched another strike on the Antonivka Bridge, Russian military personnel began to take their families out of Kherson.


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