Ukraine War: Explosions on Crimean Bridge

Kerch Bridge, which connects the Crimean Peninsula to mainland Russia, was attacked on Monday morning. The explosion killed two Russian parents and injured their daughter. According to the Russian Transport Ministry, the road’s surface was damaged but the bridge span was still intact.

Both the governors of Crimea and the Krasnodar region said they were setting up an operational headquarters to address the emergency situation.

Russia’s national anti-terrorism committee called the blasts “a terrorist attack … by two Ukrainian unmanned surface vehicles.” A source within the Security Service of Ukraine (sbu) told an rbc-Ukraine news outlet that the sbu and the Naval Forces of Ukraine were responsible for the attack, stating the use of surface drones.

Strategic importance: The Crimean Peninsula, which has shifted hands several times over the centuries, was illegally annexed by Russia in 2014. Before that, it was Ukrainian territory.

Russian President Vladimir Putin contracted and personally opened the 12-mile Kerch Bridge in 2018, which has served as a crucial supply route for Moscow. Weapons, ammunition and personnel have all been transferred to the peninsula using this crossing. Significant damage to the bridge not only hurts supply lines, but also hurts Putin’s prestige, who takes immense pride in the project.

Second attack: The bridge was damaged last October, which Russia blamed on Ukraine. Though Ukraine did not claim responsibility, it has repeatedly referred to Kerch Bridge as a legitimate target in the conflict. The Ukrainian Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksiy Danilov said that the bridge was a military object “subject to destruction.”

How will it end? The Ukraine War has dragged on longer than most anticipated. However, Bible prophecy sheds light on where this conflict is leading. Read Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry’s article “The Ukraine War Will Not Start World War III!” to understand where this fits with Bible prophecy.