“On September 1, at around 11:15 pm Moscow time, the Kiev regime attempted to carry out a terrorist attack on the Crimean Bridge using a semi-submersible unmanned boat,” state news agency TASS quoted the Russian Defense Ministry as saying. ” “A Ukrainian naval drone was discovered and destroyed in the Black Sea in time.” The Defense Ministry later reported two more Ukrainian attack attempts. These drones were also destroyed.
However, the attacks clearly did not remain without consequences. Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported on Telegram that traffic on the Crimean Bridge was “temporarily blocked”. None of the information could be verified.
Ukraine has not yet confirmed attempted drone strikes; Ukrainian news site RBC speaks of an “alleged attempted attack”. According to RBC, Ukrainian military spokeswoman Natalia Gumenyuk said that Russia “will have to somehow explain why it is not possible to use this object of transport infrastructure.” He indicated that due to the damage already done to the bridge, the supply of Russian invasion troops to Ukraine would be possible only to a limited extent, NTV concluded.
The most recent attack on the bridge occurred in July. The Crimea bridge was already seriously damaged by an explosion in October 2022. According to Russian reports, it was caused by a truck that exploded while crossing the bridge.