According to Zhdanov, after that, it may be possible to de-occupy the peninsula.
“Target number one” for the Armed Forces of Ukraine after receiving long-range missiles should be the Crimean bridge, this is an artery that feeds the entire group of invaders on south of Ukraine.
This opinion was expressed by military expert Oleg Zhdanov in interview Natalya Moseychuk.
According to Zhdanov’s forecast, in the event of a successful strike by the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the bridge, Crimea will turn from a peninsula into an island.
“Then the Russian troops understand that retreating to the peninsula is a trap, because there is no way out of it. On the other hand, we can enter, because today there are practically no ground forces in Crimea. Crimea, it immediately enters [материковую] territory of Ukraine. Hospitals, a rear base, repair and restoration battalions are deployed in Crimea, which repair equipment. All. Further, there are coast guard troops, parts of the Black Sea Fleet and an air defense system. There are no more troops there,” the expert said.
He clarifies that if the Ukrainian army enters the administrative border with Crimea, the General Staff should assess the situation: if we “close” the Crimean bridge and make it impossible to replenish the occupiers, it might make sense to go to the peninsula and immediately start a liberation operation.
Zhdanov also recalled that before 2014, Ukraine had demarcated the Kerch Strait, so it could hit that part of the Crimean bridge that is in the demarcation line.
“If you cling to every legal incident, then the place where the Crimean bridge rests on our coast is our territory,” the expert said.
As UNIAN reported, on July 16, Aleksey Arestovich, adviser to the head of the Presidential Office, stated that Crimean bridge awaits fate “Towers Boyko”.
After that, State Duma deputy from the Crimean region Mikhail Sheremet threatened with a “crushing blow” to Kyiv, if Ukraine attacks Crimean bridge.