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Ukraine Asses Liability for the Explosion of the Russian Railway Bridge

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According to reports from Ukraine’s military intelligence, the explosion that targeted a railway bridge over the Chapaevka River in the Samara region of Russia was caused by them. On March 4, 2024, at around 6:00 am (0200 GMT), the incident happened and damaged the bridge’s structural structures.

Russians were allegedly using the railway line to move ammunition from a facility in the town of Chapayevsk, according to Ukrainian officials. The bridge will be closed for some time due to the explosion.

The Kyiv Independent, which cited individuals with knowledge of Ukrainian military intelligence, confirmed that the blast has caused traffic in the vicinity to become paralyzed. Following the incident, the Russian railway operator had earlier said that traffic in the Samara region would be suspended.

The railway company acknowledged that no casualties were reported from the explosion and said that “intervention by non-authorized persons” was the cause of the mishap. Train service in the impacted area has been temporarily halted due to the bridge’s damage.

An explosive device destroyed a pillar on the rail bridge over the Chapaevka River, according to reports from the official TASS news agency, citing a source from the emergency services.

Since the commencement of Moscow’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, there have been numerous instances of sabotage directed towards Russia’s rail network, which this most recent episode joins.

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