Kerch bridge is the number one military target – General Marchenko

He noted that as soon as Ukraine receives the necessary weapons, the bridge will become the number one goal.

Russia commissioned the Kerch bridge in 2019 \ photo REUTERS
Russia commissioned the Kerch bridge in 2019 \ photo REUTERS

The Kerch bridge is the number one target for the Ukrainian military.

This was stated in an interview with Radio Liberty by Major General of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, who from the first days led the defense of Nikolaev and the Nikolaev region Dmitry Marchenko.

Asked if the Kerch Bridge would be one of the targets after the Ukrainian military received the promised weapons, Marchenko said: “Yes, it’s 100%. It’s not a secret either for their military or for our military. Not for their civilians, not for our civilians. This will be the number one target to defeat,” he said.

According to him, “we, as it were, should simply cut off the main gut of pulling up reserves. As soon as this gut is cut off, they will start to panic.

“And believe me: those who ran in Simferopol and Crimea with Russian flags, they will quickly get Ukrainian ones and will run with Ukrainian ones. Well, because, unfortunately, the population there is like that,” Marchenko said.

It should be noted that through the bridge, in particular, the Russian Federation is transferring its troops and equipment to the territory of Crimea, and then to the south of Ukraine.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on April 20, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Aleksey Danilov said that if the opportunity arises, the bridge over the Kerch Strait, which Russia built after the occupation of Crimea, would be struck.

(C)UNIAN 2022


  1. Even if Ukraine doesn’t attack the bridge, this is a good plan. This announcement alone, no doubt, will make the cockroaches station a lot of assets there to protect it.

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      • They just need to get Melitopol back because that is about 150km from the bridge. Our Neptunes can travel twice that. Another option could be the American Hellfire missiles from the Reaper drones I would think.

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        • I think this is exactly the reason why Ukraine did not get the long range missiles for the MLRS system and no MQ-9 reaper or even a MQ-1C.

          They both all have enough range to reach the bridge.
          I have the feeling that the U.S. fears that it would prompt a tactical nuclear missile if Ukraine destroys it.

          I don’t think they really fear an attack into mainland Russia, as blowing up an oil depot did not cause any reaction. But I think blowing up the Kerch bridge will mean the whole supply lines from Crimea will dry up, which can cause the loss of both Kherson and Crimea for Russia.

          I actually think Crimea is not as well protected as you would expect, as they took soldiers from anywhere to deploy in Ukraine.

          Also something I question is what kind of a missile will actually manage to destroy the bridge: I am not sure a Neptune missile will be able to destroy the entire bridge, rather then just damage a part of it.

          You really need a very powerful missile to damage the bridge in such a way it cannot be restored quickly.
          God, can you please help us out with a powerful earthquake or mudslide? Thanks!

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          • I agree with you for the most part. I don’t think just a few would destroy the bridge but I don’t think we have to do that, just damage it enough to prevent traffic. Perhaps the Partisans would cover that for us.
            It is hard to tell if the Biden people want Ukraine to win or not or if they just want a distraction for the upcoming elections.

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