Moscow had vowed revenge for the Kerch Bridge ‘terror attack’ which happened Monday, and killed two Russian civilians and temporarily shut down traffic.
It now appears to be carrying out that retaliation campaign in what the defense ministry (MoD) called a “strike of retribution” against facilities in southern Ukraine.
The bridge attack was reportedly conducted by sea drones, and so the Russian MoD said Tuesday it launched aerial drones and missiles against maritime drone factories “as well as a ship repair plant that was manufacturing the drones,” according to a statement.
The strikes including destroying fuel storage facilities near Odesa and Mykolaiv, per internatinoal reports. Ukraine has confirmed multiple waves of attack drones as well as six Kalibr cruise missiles which were fired at Odesa.
The latest Kerch Bridge attack destroyed a Russian family’s vehicle as it was crossing the bridge. Two parents were killed, and their daughter wounded, according to official Russian statements.
Meanwhile, Ukrainian officials have claimed responsibility for the attack, per CNN: …