Russia will lose ability to transport cargo from DPRK until spring - Ukrainian colonel on explosions in Russia
Mykhailo Prytula, a military expert, reserve colonel of the Security Service of Ukraine, an expert on military counterintelligence, believes that the explosions in the Baikal-Amur Mainline tunnel and the destruction of two bridges in the Far East are a rather serious blow to Russian territory
He expressed this opinion on Espreso TV.
"There are not only tunnels, but also an old road called the Trans-Siberian Railway. This road is essentially a bypass road for that tunnel. As for the strategic importance of this tunnel, firstly, it connects the Far East with the European part of Russia. Cargoes are transported through this tunnel and the two bridges that are located nearby, by the way, something happened there today as well. That is, weapons to supply Russian troops are being transported, equipment and armoured vehicles are being moved, and they are being removed from storage. Also, shells and everything else that comes to Russia from North Korea are going through this tunnel. They have their own branch there," the military counterintelligence expert commented.
According to him, the entire Trans-Siberian Railway, and this tunnel in particular, are of strategic importance for supplying the occupation forces in Ukraine. Delaying logistics on this route will have consequences. Russia will lose the ability to move equipment for some time, and this time will not be short.
"And most importantly, China must now provide the Far East with everything it needs, gradually developing it. It is already possible to start the Chinese Five-Year Plan in that territory. This is a very serious event because there are no other roads there. If you look at the calendar and the weather forecast, you will see that it is very cold in that region of the Russian Federation, and it is not so good to repair the two destroyed bridges there. So they need to call trains, first to one bridge, then to the other. And these are serious structures. As for the tunnel, it is 5 km from the nearest entrance to the tunnel, and they still need to get there and pull out the trains that are there. Accordingly, it will be necessary to check the building structures, as concrete loses its strength under the impact of powerful fire. This will take six months, at least until spring. And during this time, many events can happen," said the reserve colonel.
Mykhailo Prytula summed up that this is a rather serious blow to Russian territory and noted that it would be interesting to know who benefits from this, Ukraine or China.
- On November 30, an explosion occurred in Russia on the Baikal-Amur Mainline, which is located in Buryatia: The media reported a successful Ukrainian Security Service operation. At the same time, Russia reported smoke.
- Later, another train with fuel exploded on the railway. According to media reports, this was another operation by the Security Service of Ukraine. This cut off the main logistics route between Russia and China.