Russian MP: threats to destroy Crimean Bridge unrealistic

 Russian MP: threats to destroy Crimean Bridge unrealistic

Ukraine’s threats to destroy the Crimean Bridge are unrealistic because its army’s capabilities are only enough to conduct military exercises against an imaginary enemy, Russian State Duma deputy Dmitry Belik, who represents Sevastopol, said.

Some Russian and Ukrainian media outlets earlier cited a statement by former Secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council Alexander Turchinov, in which he had claimed that Kiev was capable of destroying the Crimean Bridge within minutes using cruise missiles that, according to him, also posed a threat to any Russian warships in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.

"In Turchinov’s little universe, Ukraine defeats all enemies and blows up the Crimean Bridge using a Neptune missile, which is a slight modification of the Soviet Union’s Kh-35 missile," TASS cited the Russian lawmaker as saying.

"In real life, Kiev cannot even end the bloodshed in eastern Ukraine and stop killing civilians. The Ukrainian army is only capable of securing a victory in three cases — in media headlines, if it wages a war against civilians and if it conducts military drills against an imaginary enemy," Belik concluded.