Ukraine war: Russian troops destroy last bridge to Sievierdonetsk

Source: The Week

“Russian forces and artillery have pushed Ukrainian defenders out of the center of Sievierodonetsk, one of Ukraine’s last strongholds in eastern Luhansk province, and damaged the third and final bridge connecting Sievierodonetsk to its twin city Lysychansk and supply lines to the west, Ukrainian officials said late Monday. ‘It is currently impossible to use the bridges,’ said Luhansk regional governor Serhiy Haidai. … Severing all three bridges between Sievierdonetsk and Ukrainian-held territory will trap the remaining Ukrainian soldiers, but Russia pays a cost, too. ‘Russian forces should, in principle, be seeking to seize the bridges rather than destroy them, since Russian troops have struggled to cross the Siverskyi Donetsk River,’ U.S. think tank the Institute for the Study of War noted Sunday.” (06/14/22)