Humeniuk says Crimean Bridge is "becoming non-operational"
Occupying Russian forces can no longer use the Crimean Bridge for moving heavy equipment; it needs to be closed frequently
Natalia Humeniuk, head of the joint coordination press center for Ukraine's Defense Forces in the south, shared the information on Espreso TV.
"The Crimean Bridge is often not operational. Despite their claims to have repaired and improved it, it still can't handle heavy loads," Humeniuk explained.
The explosions continue occuring in Crimea, which provides a strong incentive for people to leave, according to Humeniuk.
"The roads are busy with civilian traffic. The enemy tries to distinguish between civilian and military transport. They move troops and supplies from Crimea to the Zaporizhzhia and Left Bank (of the Dnipro River - ed.) areas, but they can't use the bridges for heavy equipment or ammunition. Only troops can cross, and in small groups," Natalia Humeniuk added.
On the evening of October 12, Russian-installed authorities of Sevastopol announced an air raid alert. Local media reported air defense activity and a supposed downed missile.
On Friday, October 13, Ukraine’s Security Service and Naval Forces used drones to target Russia’s Buyan missile carrier and the Pavel Derzhavin ship in Sevastopol.
On October 13, members of the Atesh guerilla movement observed the movement of older Russian military equipment from Crimea.
A report from the American Institute for the Study of War (ISW) on October 14 mentioned that Russian forces are preparing for defense in Crimea.