In the Kerch region, air defense forces shot down a cruise missile, there were no injuries or casualties. This was stated by Russia-appointed "head" of the Crimea Sergey Aksyonov in the official Telegram channel.
The Telegram channel Mash published a video of eyewitnesses, according to the channel, you can hear how Russian air defense works in the frames.
“There are no injuries or casualties. I ask everyone to remain calm, ”Aksenov wrote.
Earlier, the media center of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine Military Media Center reported that Russian troops were preparing for possible hostilities in the territory of the annexed Crimea. According to the Ukrainian military, the occupying forces are carrying out "fortification of the terrain" in the northern, western and eastern parts of the peninsula, and are also strengthening the defense of the Crimean isthmuses.
In early July, a traffic jam arose at the entrance to the Crimean bridge from the Krasnodar Territory, and on the 3rd the queue grew to 13 km. The waiting time for inspection for Russians who went on vacation was five hours. Hundreds of trucks were waiting in line with cars. Volunteers distributed water to people, dry closets were set up at the entrance to the bridge, and doctors and employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations were also on duty there. The headquarters urged drivers to “take into account the traffic situation” when organizing a trip to Crimea and “allow time to pass the necessary checks.” Mikhail Podolyak, adviser to the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, stated that in this way the Russian troops tried to save the bridge from destruction, using people as human shields.
On October 8, 2022, a truck exploded on the automobile part of the Crimean Bridge. Due to the explosion, the tanks of a train passing along the railway part of the bridge caught fire. Four people died . The authorities of the annexed peninsula said that “Ukrainian vandals” were behind the sabotage. Later, the Russian authorities blamed the explosion on the special services of Ukraine. The FSB said that the organizer of the explosion on the Crimean bridge on October 8 is the head of military intelligence of Ukraine, Kirill Budanov. The implementation of this plan was allegedly carried out by another 12 people, most of whom have already been detained in Moscow. After that, only buses and cars were allowed to cross the bridge, all vehicles are carefully inspected.