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Ukraine stated it blew up a railway bridge in Russia’s southwestern Samara area on Monday as a result of it was getting used to move “military cargo”.

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The incident is the newest in a string of explosions concentrating on Russia’s rail community, which Kyiv says Moscow makes use of to maneuver troops and tools for its invasion of Ukraine.

“A railway bridge over the Chapaevka River in Russia’s Samara region was blown up. On 4 March 2024, at around 6:00 am (0200 GMT), the bridge was damaged by blowing up its support structures,” Ukraine’s army intelligence stated.

Russia was utilizing the railway line to move ammunition from a plant within the city of Chapayevsk, it stated.

“Given the nature of the damage to the railway bridge, its use will not be possible for a long time,” it added.

The blast on the railway bridge paralysed visitors, stated The Kyiv Independent in an X put up, quoting Ukrainian army intelligence.

Russia’s railway operator earlier Monday had introduced that visitors within the Samara area was suspended after a bridge explosion.

“An intervention by non-authorised persons” brought on the incident, the railway firm stated in an announcement, including that there have been no accidents from the blast.

“Rail traffic is suspended for the moment at this section,” it stated.

“An explosive device damaged a pillar on a rail bridge” over the Chapaevka river, the official TASS information company quoted a supply on the rescue providers as saying.

Russia’s rail community has seen quite a lot of sabotage incidents since Moscow launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.

(FRANCE 24 with AFP)