Ukraine

Ukrainian soldiers blow up bridge in Luhansk region

Ukrainian soldiers have blown up a bridge linking towns in the eastern Luhansk region to deter a Russian offensive in the area, the Ukrainian defence ministry said on Wednesday.

Ukrainian soldiers have blown up a bridge linking towns in the eastern Luhansk region to deter a Russian offensive in the area, the Ukrainian defence ministry said on Wednesday.

The explosion destroyed a bridge between Rubizhne and Severodonetsk, in an attempt to prevent Russian troops from advancing towards the cities of Lysysychansk and Severodonetsk.

Troops from the Special Operations Forces (SOF), the National Guard, the Rapid Reaction Brigade and the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) carried out the operation, the ministry said. A video released on Wednesday was described as showing the explosion.