Ukrainian forces target Antonivka Bridge again, forcing Russian command to withdraw

Katerina Tishchenko – Sunday, August 14, 2022 at 16:27

Ukrainian forces launched another attack on the Antonivka road bridge in Kherson Oblast on the night of 13 August.

sauce: Natalia Khmeniuk, Head of the Joint Coordination Press Center of the Defense Forces of South Ukraine, broadcast during the 24/7 National Joint Newscast

Quote: “Yes, we continue to use firepower to control transport and logistics vessels in the temporarily occupied territories. We have a clear objective. We want the occupiers to make the right decisions.” , to help direct their “goodwill gestures”. [a reference to the earlier situation, when Russians described their withdrawal from Zmiiny (Snake) island as a ‘goodwill gesture’, – ed.] in a direction that is beneficial to us.

Another strike was carried out to make the Antonivka Bridge unusable. ”

detail: Khmenek confirmed that Ukrainian forces have already attacked the Antonivka road and railway bridge in Kherson, as well as the Kakhovka bridge.

She also pointed out that these strikes disrupted all of the existing permanent infrastructure that Russia used to supply heavy military equipment from the left to the right banks of the Dnipro river in Kherson province.

“This means that supplying large military vehicles and equipment, as well as ammunition, is extremely complex, if not impossible. We continue to establish accurate results. [of our actions]”Once we have a comprehensive picture of whether these supply routes can be used, including confirmation from experts, we will be able to make a proper announcement.”

She is the military commander of the Russian army [in Kherson Oblast] “For our own safety, we are using the rest of these transport routes to evacuate to the left bank of the Dnipro.”

“First of all, this means that the importance of this operation is changing with its commander. [soldiers], which means they are forced to stay put and make fateful decisions. Since Ukraine is a country with strong humanitarian values ​​and abiding by humanitarian law, they would rather leave the country as prisoners of war than return to their own countries.

She reminded Russian soldiers that if they ditched their weapons, they would become part of the “exchange pool,” giving them a “chance to preserve the gene pool.”


  • August 10, Ukrainian Army Damage to the Kakhovka Bridge Kherson province.they hit the bridge again The night of August 12th. This bridge was the last remaining supply route for the Russian occupiers. Russians will now be unable to transfer weapons and equipment across the Dnipro River in Kherson Oblast. At least not by a significant amount.

  • Previously, Ukrainian forces destroyed two other bridges in the area.

  • On August 13, the head of the military administration of the Mykolaiv region, Vitalii Kim, said that the Russian military leader had been killed in southern Ukraine. Post moved To the left [eastern] The banks of the Dnipro river.

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