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Russia's Special Operation in Ukraine
On February 24, 2022, Russia launched its special military operation in Ukraine, aiming to liberate and defend the inhabitants of the Donbass region, where people have been suffering from a blockade and regular attacks by the Kiev regime's forces since 2014.

US Not in Position to Attribute Attack on Crimean Bridge to Any Particular Party, Kirby Says

© Sputnik . Konstantin Mikhalchevsky / Go to the mediabankLarge landing ship of the Russian Navy near the Crimean bridge, Russia.
Large landing ship of the Russian Navy near the Crimean bridge, Russia.  - Sputnik Africa, 1920, 18.07.2023
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States considers itself not to be in a position of attributing the attack on the Crimean Bridge to any particular party, White House National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby said on Monday.
"We are not in a position to attribute the attack to any particular party," Kirby said during a press briefing.
Kirby also reiterated that the United States considers Crimea to be Ukrainian territory.
According to the National Anti-Terrorism Committee, Kiev carried out a terrorist attack on the Crimean Bridge at 3 am (local time) on Monday using two underwater drones. As a result, a married couple, residents of the Belgorod region, died. Their daughter was seriously injured.
Situation near the Crimean Bridge after attack overnight on July 17. - Sputnik Africa, 1920, 17.07.2023
Russia's Special Operation in Ukraine
Ukraine's Terror Attack on Crimean Bridge: What's Known So Far
Commenting on the incident, Russian President Vladimir Putin called the blast on the Crimean Bridge a terrorist attack aimed at destroying civilian infrastructure. He noted that it is crucial to comprehensively assess the damage caused by the attack and restore everything as quickly as possible.
Earlier, a Ukrainian media outlet, citing a source in the Security Service of Ukraine, reported that the terrorist attack on the Crimean bridge was a special operation carried out by the Security Service of Ukraine and the Ukrainian Navy using surface drones.