Two employees of the Bundeswehr planned a terrorist attack on the Crimean bridge using stolen explosives. This was reported on Wednesday, July 6, by the German edition of Stern.
It is noted that the soldiers of the German Armed Forces intended to blow up the bridge in order to block the supply routes of Russian formations in the Crimea. Unused weapons they were going to sell.
Previously, the military had already committed thefts of explosives and equipment from military complexes in the federal territory of Schleswig-Holstein. They acted together with a group of 10 people.
On May 22, attackers were arrested while trying to enter the diving base in Eckernförde. Previously, they were placed under surveillance, their telephone conversations were tapped.
On July 7, the American edition of The Drive noted that the Crimean bridge is reliably protected from any encroachment by air defense and electronic warfare systems.
Earlier, on June 15, Major General of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) Dmitry Marchenko said that the number one target for strikes is the Crimean Bridge, since this object is “a way to pull up reserves.”
Information about the intentions of Kyiv to strike at the bridge was received before. On May 6, the representative of the National Armed Forces (NAF) of Latvia, Captain Janis Slaydins, announced that Ukraine was hatching plans to eliminate the transport artery on May 9.
Other Ukrainian civil servants also mentioned plans to damage the Crimean bridge. In particular, on April 21, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksiy Danilov said on the air of the NV radio station that Ukraine intends to open fire on a strategic facility of the Russian Federation.
On February 24, Russia launched a special operation to protect the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DNR and LNR). It was preceded by an aggravation of the situation in the region, an appeal by the leadership of the Donbass republics to the Russian Federation with a request for help, and the subsequent recognition by Russia of the independence of the DPR and LPR.
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