Russia-Ukraine war: Pictures of horrific explosions and fires are coming to the fore on the Kerch Strait Bridge connecting Russia with Crimea. This bridge was playing a very important role for the Russian army in the war with Ukraine. Traffic on the bridge has been halted after a cargo train passing through the bridge caught fire. There is no news of loss of life and property so far. In the pictures shared on Twitter, it can be seen that both the road lanes of the bridge, east and west, have been submerged in water near the burning train. The Kerch Strait Bridge was considered a symbol of Russian power.
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Russia annexed Crimea in 2014
On 27 February 2014, Russian forces occupied Crimea. The city, with a majority of Russian people, was handed over by Russia to Ukraine after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. After the occupation, a referendum was held in Crimea on 16 March 2014 and on 21 March 2014 Russia formally annexed Crimea. Russia spent billions of rupees to build this bridge.
Ukraine claimed responsibility for the attack
Ukraine’s presidential adviser took responsibility for the attack, saying it was the beginning of the destruction of illegal construction. Now everything illegally made by Russia will be destroyed. The destruction of this bridge is also being seen as the beginning of a huge victory for Ukraine. Some experts believe that Ukraine is now trying to take back the territories it has occupied.
Strong possibility of nuclear attack
After the attack on Crimea Bridge, now Russia will not sit still in any condition. In such a situation, the possibility of nuclear attack by Russia has become strong. This bridge was considered to be the pride of Russia, for which billions of rupees were spent to build it. This bridge played an important role in attacking Ukraine. Now if Russia does a nuclear attack on Ukraine, then the world will get to see a bigger devastation than the second world war.
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Ukraine ready for nuclear attack
After the attack on the Crimea Bridge, Ukraine also fears a nuclear attack by Russia like the rest of the world, so Ukraine has already started its preparations. Ukraine fears that if Russia strikes nuclear facilities in Ukraine, it may cause radioactive radiation. To avoid this, people are buying potassium iodide pills. Due to this there is a huge increase in its demand and price. This has been claimed in a CNN report. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a nuclear attack can spread a large amount of radioactive iodine into the atmosphere. It can reach our lungs through inhalation. Potassium iodide pills do not provide 100% protection against radioactive iodine. The CDC claims that a single dose protects the thyroid gland for up to 24 hours. The agency also says that taking more dosage than advised can cause serious problems or even death.