Bus nearly collapses: Russian footballers under attack on Crimean bridge after game in Sevastopol
SKA-Rostov footballers witnessed an "emergency" on the Crimean Bridge, which occurred early in the morning on Monday, 17 July. Several explosions occurred on the infrastructure facility used by Russia to transfer military equipment and soldiers to the occupied territories of Ukraine, and part of the roadway collapsed, causing the bus with the athletes to almost fall through.
This was reported by the website of the propaganda TV channel Tsargrad. One of the members of the Rostov team spoke about an alleged missile attack on the bridge, with a shell "hitting it literally 300 metres from the bus in which the players were travelling". According to the eyewitness, one of the missiles or a drone was shot down by an air defence system.
"We didn't make it two hundred metres before the missile or drone hit. And the car in front of us didn't have time to get through... Our driver saw a flash and slowed down - and there was already a collapsed span. While we were standing there thinking about how to pull away from the collapse, a freight train with tanks passed by and it crashed overhead so that our windscreen broke. It turned out that it was a second drone or missile that shot down the building," SKA-Rostov said.
Interestingly, Russian propagandists claim that the Rostov players "are in Kherson", which is obviously impossible. It should be noted that SKA-Rostov was returning from a match in Sevastopol, where the team of the same name played its first match in the second league of the Russian championship, which is prohibited by UEFA.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, on the night of 17 July, explosions occurred on the Crimean Bridge, after which traffic on the bridge was stopped. Later, a video of the collapsed span was published. According to our sources, the attack on the Kerch Bridge was a special operation by the SBU and the Ukrainian Navy - the facility was attacked by surface drones.