Attack on Crimea Bridge

Context:  Recently, the Crimea bridge suffered damage when one of its sections was blown up.            About Crimea Bridge:
  • The Kerch Bridge, also known as Crimea Bridge, is the only direct link between the transport network of Russia and the Crimean peninsula.
  • The bridge that passes over the Kerch Strait was inaugurated in 2018, four years following Russia’s annexation of Crimea.
  • Significance of the Bridge:
    • Supply of Essential Goods: The bridge is crucial for supplying essential goods to Crimea, including fuel, food, and products for the Black Sea Fleet in the port of Sevastopol. 
    • Strategic Military Route: It also serves as a strategic military route, facilitating the movement of Russian forces to southern Ukraine.
About Kerch Strait:
  • The Kerch Strait is located in Eastern Europe.
  • It serves as a waterway that connects the Black Sea with the Sea of Azov. 
  • This strait acts as a natural boundary, separating the Kerch Peninsula in Crimea from the Taman Peninsula in Russia.
  • Its name is derived from the Crimean city of Kerch.
 News Source: Livemint

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