Tags: ukraine | russia | crimea | war | explosion | bridge

Bombing of Crimean Bridge Sparks Russian Backlash Against Putin

By    |   Saturday, 08 October 2022 08:41 PM EDT

Saturday’s truck bombing and explosion that took out a Crimean bridge vital to Russia’s war efforts in Ukraine sparked several prominent Russians to express their frustration with President Vladimir Putin’s response, and overall war plan.

The blast, which killed three people, caused the Kerch Bridge linking the Crimean Peninsula with Russia to partially collapse, making it more difficult to maintain supply chains into the war zone, The Associated Press reported.

“Today was not a bad day and mostly sunny on our state’s territory,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy told the AP while not explicitly mentioning the bombing. “Unfortunately, it was cloudy in Crimea. Although it was also warm.”

The attack was seen in Russia as a frustrating example of Putin’s lack of using the full Russian military power in the war, and an embarrassment after recent losses on the ground.

“The terrorist attack on the Crimean bridge shows that the U.S. and its Ukrainian proxy regime will move the red line further and further,” Former Russian Parliament member Sergei Markov said on Telegram Saturday. “No response from Russia? Even further. Again, no? Even further.”

A Russian Parliament member, Konstantin Dolgov, said on his Telegram account that the attack shows the “terrorist” nature of Zelenskyy’s “puppet” regime in Kyiv.

“The terrorist attack on the Crimean bridge is another ominous manifestation of the terrorist nature of the puppet Kyiv regime, and personally Zelenskyy,” Dolgov said on his Telegram account Saturday. “Terrorists must be dealt with unequivocally.”

Russian journalist Vladimir Solovyov posted on his account that NATO had a hand in the “sabotage” of the bridge, accusing the West of “applauding” terrorism.

“On Feb. 24, they were afraid to stick their nose out into the street. Now they are photographed on the streets of Kyiv against the background of a poster with a burning Crimean bridge,” his post on Telegram read. “The West applauds the Ukrainian terrorists. Obviously, the NATO command took part in the development of this sabotage.”

He then said that Russia should respond, “by all and any means.”

“It's time to remember to advise military school and act decisively and creatively,” he said. “Not following the enemy's script, but breaking their plans, delivering unexpected strikes in directions where the enemy does not wait.”

Another prominent television journalist, Andrei Medvedev, took to questioning the top leaders and their seeming unwillingness to bring the full force of the Russian military to bear in Ukraine.

“Today, fighting is a war of nerves, ideas, economies, and the psyche. Whoever breaks first will go to feed,” he said in his post. “But what will happen to us depends, among other things, on the reaction to today's events.”

© 2024 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


GlobalTalk
Saturday's truck bombing and explosion that took out a Crimean bridge vital to Russia's war efforts in Ukraine sparked several prominent Russians to express their frustration with President Vladimir Putin's response, and overall actions in prosecuting the war. The blast...
ukraine, russia, crimea, war, explosion, bridge
442
2022-41-08
Saturday, 08 October 2022 08:41 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
 
TOP

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved