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Crimean Bridge won't stand by year's end, Ukrainian Navy Commander predicts

Crimean Bridge won't stand by year's end, Ukrainian Navy Commander predicts Oleksii Neizhpapa, Commander of the Naval Forces of Ukraine (Photo: Getty Images)
Author: Daria Shekina

The Commander of the Naval Forces of Ukraine, Vice Admiral Oleksii Neizhpapa, believes that the Crimean Bridge built by the Russians will not be completed by the end of 2024, according to an interview with famous Ukrainian journalist Dmytro Gordon.

During the conversation, the journalist asked Neizhpapa about the Crimean Bridge and what to expect regarding it. In response, Neizhpapa stated that he believes the Crimean Bridge will not withstand until the end of the year.

"I think there is not much time left to wait. At least this year for sure (it won't be there)," the commander said.

He firmly answered the question of whether the Crimean Bridge can be considered potentially "non-permanent" and added that he knows how to achieve this.

Strikes by the Defense Forces on the Crimean Bridge

The illegally built Crimean Bridge, occupied by the occupiers, has suffered at least two attacks. In October 2022, powerful explosions occurred on it, causing significant damage. The Head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU), Vasyl Maliuk, confirmed that it was an operation of his special service.

Additionally, in July 2023, there was another attack on the Crimean Bridge, destroying two spans. The head of the SSU Maliuk also confirmed the involvement of the special service in this attack and noted that it was organized using Sea Baby drones.

Furthermore, in November of the previous year, the Defense Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense intrigued Ukrainians with footage taken near the Crimean Bridge.