Kerch Bridge allows occupying power to maintain nuclear weapons in Crimea – expert

Kerch Bridge allows occupying power to maintain nuclear weapons in Crimea – expert

The illegally built bridge across the Kerch Strait is part of the military infrastructure of the Russian Federation and creates opportunities for maintaining nuclear weapons in Crimea.

"In my opinion, this bridge [across the Kerch Strait] has not so much economic impact as the military importance since it is a part of Russian military infrastructure which regards Crimea as a military base. Even the railway line, which the Russians lay across the bridge to Crimea so persistently, concerns not so much tourists. It is well known in the expert environment that the movement and maintenance of nuclear weapons in the Russian Federation are carried out via the railway transport. Thus, Ukraine can say that this bridge creates opportunities for the maintenance of nuclear weapons in Crimea," lawyer Boris Babyn, former representative of the President of Ukraine in Crimea, said in an interview with Ukrinform.

In his opinion, the international community is particularly concerned about the militarization of the peninsula.


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