Logistical problems of Russians in Crimea growing - Humeniuk

Logistical problems of Russians in Crimea growing - Humeniuk

Logistical problems of Russians in the temporarily occupied Crimea are increasing.

Natalia Humeniuk, the head of the Joint Press Center of the Operational Command South, expressed this opinion on the air of the telethon 'United News', according to Ukrinform.

"The fact is that the peninsula is indeed turning into an island in a logical sense because logistics are complicated and slowed down. But there are still ways in which it can be realized. But it is overloaded on those routes because the same directions are used for military needs as for civilian ones. That is, supplies to the peninsula itself for civilians are also carried out via the same routes that are more or less functional. We are talking about the mainland. They are trying to repair the bridges. Both the big one they were so proud of and the smaller ones they need so badly," said Humeniuk.

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According to her, the enemy is trying to set up repair teams, but it is very difficult to do so. It is difficult to find personnel, so they have to be driven away at gunpoint because people realize that it is very dangerous. "And if it has been hit, it is within the range of the Defense Forces' weapons. This means that pontoon crossings, as an alternative, are not safe there either," added the head of the Joint Press Center of the Operational Command South.

At the same time, Humeniuk drew attention to the fact that over the last day of combat, Russians shelled several settlements in the area of responsibility of the South military command. Two civilians were injured.

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She urged all residents of coastal settlements to take care of their safety and leave if possible.

As reported, CNN received exclusive footage of the drone strike on the Crimean Bridge on July 17 from the SBU.

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