Russia responded to the words of the Ukrainian General about the vulnerability of a bridge to Crimea

MOSCOW, 30 Jul — RIA Novosti. In Kiev, found another weak spot is the construction of a bridge across the Kerch Strait. Former Deputy chief of the Ukrainian General staff Igor Romanenko said that the bridge is vulnerable to missile strikes. In Russia these words are considered absurd: the bridge is in safe hands and in case of any threat will get an adequate response.

The vulnerability of a bridge to Crimea it came during a chat Romanenko for publication “Glavred”. One of the users asked Lieutenant-General in reserve, what security problems will create a bridge, when Russia will finish building.

According to Romanenko, the bridge is a strategic artery which can provide “Crimean grouping”. In addition, it will contribute to the economic growth of Crimea.

“Although, from a military point of view, the Kerch bridge is very vulnerable to aircraft, missiles, ground and sea-based”, — said the military.
“An empty threat”

It responded to his statement by Russian MPs.

First Deputy head of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Frants Klintsevich called the words Romanenko baby talk “is not quite adequate for General, not fully understanding the possible consequences of such actions.”

The Senator noted that the bridge is primarily a civil, not a military facility. However, the threat he will follow the answer.

“As soon as you take off some kind of missile or aircraft with a desire to strike at Crimean bridge <…> we will not stand on ceremony, because it is an encroachment on our territorial integrity and a threat to the lives of Russian citizens”, — he told RT.

Klintsevich added that attempts to speculate on the Crimean issue already cause irritation.

“Clowning around of the Crimea with talk of annexation, any literate person is not only a smile, and at times the irritation and disgust of how people behave who have recently talked about friendship of the peoples”, — he said.

Colleague Klintsevich the Federation Council, Chairman of the Committee on information policy Alexei Pushkov believes that the words of a retired General’s empty threat.

“Any attack against the bridge would be an act of war. Kiev needs to understand,” the Senator wrote on Twitter.
Ukraine I advise you not to carry aggressive plans

The Deputy head of the Duma Committee on defense and security Yuri Svitkin, commenting on RT words Romanenko, noted that such statements “do not paint in the past a leader of any rank of the military Department” because the bridge in the first place is to improve the quality of lives of innocent civilians. However, the Deputy is sure that the bridge is “in safe hands”.

“We have enough forces and means, which already ensures a security of the object. In the event of any threat will get an adequate response”, — he promised.

The Ukrainian military it is advised not to be interested in the bridge, and to deal with their own internal problems, for example with the nationalists.

“Probably, in this direction, we need to act and not to bear any aggressive plans against any country, particularly in our state”, — concluded Switchin.

The Deputy of the state Council of the Crimea Vladislav Gangara, for his part, said that the Ukrainian authorities can only make hostile statements.

“I think the statement of the Ukrainian General hostile and at the same time absurd, demonstrating the nature of the Ukrainian regime, which for several years waging war against its own people,” said Ganjar RT.

He called Crimea a “carrier in the Black sea from the point of view of security”, and the bridge, he said, will be completed despite the hopes of the Ukrainian authorities.

“We are from the Ukrainian state similar threats against some of the missile firings near the Republic heard many times. But Kiev can now only make hostile statements, showing the face of their own regime,” he added.
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The Ukrainian authorities are constantly looking for ways to oppose the construction of the bridge, which will connect Crimea and Kuban. So, in late November, the Minister of infrastructure Vladimir Omelian urged to impose new sanctions against Russia.

“The illegal construction of the Kerch bridge an urgent need to stop, and this is possible only under pressure from international partners of Ukraine and additional sanctions against Russia as a state, against companies and individuals involved in the illegal construction,” he said.

According to the Omelyan, the construction of the bridge in the Kerch Strait has a negative impact on the economy of Ukraine, as in the ports of Mariupol and Berdyansk, reduced turnover and reduced loading grain terminals.

In addition, the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko has said that Ukraine will appeal to the countries of the black sea economic cooperation — Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Turkey — a proposal to create a joint group for the investigation of possible violations of ecological safety at building of the Crimean bridge. In particular, in Kiev fear that the construction work can turn the Azov sea into the Black Bay, as well as to change the chemical composition of the Azov water. The Ukrainian Prosecutor’s office filed a corresponding criminal case, and the President of Petro Poroshenko instructed to submit Russia to the court for this reason.

However, after a few days the Deputy head of the Ukrainian foreign Ministry Vasyl Bondar admitted that the position of Kiev on the bridge was not supported in the BSEC.

The bridge across the Kerch Strait that will link Crimea and Krasnodar Krai, will be the longest in Russia — its length is 19 kilometers. The beginning of the movement of the vehicles is scheduled for December 2018-trains — in December 2019.
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