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Bridge over Kerch strait subsides, - Ukraine's Ministry for Temporarily Occupied Territories

Images from the satellite show the construction sinking in certain sections, which is likely due to the unstable sea bottom in the area where the bridge's bulks were built
14:53, 21 November 2018

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The bridge over Kerch Strait, which links Russia and the occupied Crimea, is apparently sinking. Ukraine's Ministry for Temporarily Occupied Territories reported that on Wednesday, referring to the recent images from the satellite.

The railroad arch appears to be raising, while the arch over the roadway on the bridge is sinking. Part of the Tuzla sandspit subsides as well, which is possible due to the unstable sea bottom in the area where the bridge's bulks were built. 

The Ukrainian experts warn that moving across the bridge may be dangerous, and the situation could get even worse in the winter period.

As it was reported earlier, President of Russia Vladimir Putin has opened a vehicle part of the bridge over the Kerch Strait that connects the annexed Crimea and Russia's Krasnodar Krai. Putin at the wheel of Kamaz headed the convoy of the vehicles and cargo equipment that made the first trip over the bridge. The automobile traffic over the bridge was opened prematurely at 5:30 am, on May 16 (Moscow time).

Related: How Kerch bridge would affect the economy of Crimea

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko ordered to sue Russia for the ecological damage brought by the construction of the bridge over Kerch strait in occupied Crimea.

U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch expressed confidence that the ongoing construction of the bridge over Kerch Strait could vastly interfere with Ukraine’s transport connection with international markets.

Related: No criminal liability for Crimeans’ Ukrainian border illegal crossing by Kerch Bridge

Related: Ukraine to impose sanctions against Russia’s entities involved in Kerch Bridge construction

Related: How Kerch bridge would affect the economy of Crimea

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