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Moscow’s Kherson troops nearly cut off after Ukrainian strikes damage road and rail bridges

Moscow's Kherson troops nearly cut off after Ukrainian strikes damage road and rail bridges

Kherson is across the Dnipro River from its supply lines, which run from Crimea, annexed by Russia in 2014.

Using long-range artillery supplied by the West, Ukraine pounded the main Antonovsky Bridge that crosses the Dnipro River, a nearby railway bridge and a secondary road bridge in the city of Nova Kakhovka.

The Defense Ministry confirmed that photos leaked this week showing that the bridges had been badly damaged were genuine and that Russian forces had only been able to carry out “superficial repairs”.

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“Even if Russia manages to make significant repairs to the bridges, they will remain a major vulnerability,” it said.

And on Facebook, Sergey Khlan, an adviser to the Ukrainian governor of Kherson, taunted Russia over the destruction of the bridges.

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“The last bridge that could carry Russian equipment and ammunition is gone,” he said. “Enemy’s logistics are broken.”

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