On the occasion of the Ukrainian threats to the Kerch bridge
For the first time since February 24, when the war in Ukraine began, Russian officials, and on the occasion of Ukrainian threats that they may strike the Kerch Strait bridge that connects mainland Russia with the Crimean peninsula, spoke of “need to occupy all of Ukraine »!
“Kiev’s statements about the possibility of strikes in Crimea show that de-Nazification and demilitarization should take place throughout the territory of Ukraine. Otherwise, the threat to the territory, infrastructure and citizens of Russia will remain permanently,” Andrei Klisas, chairman of the Committee on Constitutional Legislation of the Federal Council and a close associate of B. Putin, wrote on his Telegram channel.
Does this mean that Moscow has the reason it was looking for to proceed with the occupation of all of Ukraine?
Russia probably does not need such reasons: Everyone now understands, no matter which camp they belong to, that this war will end in one way: The occupation of the whole of Ukraine or the expulsion of the Russians from Ukraine.
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation informed that it will give a legal assessment of the statements of Ukrainian officials.
The vice president of the State Duma, Irina Yarovaya, compared their statements to “the characteristic behavior of terrorists”, notes the Russian publication.
Watch an “alien” video of special munitions used by the Russians against Ukrainian positions: When they hit the ground, each one destroys an area of the field. And there are thousands…
It should be noted that yesterday Dmitry Medvedev, the former Russian president and current vice-president of the Security Council of Russia, said that “The day of judgment will fall upon them if the Crimean bridge is struck.”
“If the Crimean bridge is hit by the Ukrainian forces then the day of judgment will come for all of them,” he said speaking at an event for veterans of the Russian Army, adding:
“If any other state, such as Ukraine and NATO member states, believes that Crimea is not Russian, then that state is a systemic threat to us,” Medvedev said, as reported by the Russian Interfax news agency.
It is noted that on July 8, American General Philip Breedlove, former supreme commander of NATO forces in Europe, stated that the attack on the Crimean bridge is a legitimate target and can be destroyed with a single Harpoon, probably with those that can hit and port and coastal installations such as the AGM-84Ls that Greece recently ordered from the US.
“Ukraine could deal a major blow to Moscow by attacking Kerch.”
Major General of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Dmitry Marchenko said that the Crimean bridge would become the number one target if the Ukrainian troops were supplied with the appropriate weapons from the United States and Europe.
On Saturday, Alexei Arestovich, an adviser to Volodymyr Zelenskyi’s chief of staff, said Ukraine may attack the Crimean Bridge “as soon as the first technical possibility appears.”