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Russian Railroad Bridge Near Ukraine Border Partially Collapses

By RFE/RL's Russian Service May 01, 2022

A railroad bridge has partially collapsed in Russia's western Kursk region, which borders northeastern Ukraine, the region's governor said on May 1.

Governor Roman Starovoit wrote on Telegram that the cause of the incident was unknown and that there were no reported injuries.

The bridge was located on the Sudzha-Sosnovy Bor freight rail line.

The Investigative Committee announced it was investigating and said there was no evidence it had been intentionally damaged.

Since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, there have been several reports of damage to Russia's railway infrastructure, including damage to a rail bridge in the Belgorod region earlier this month.

The Russian authorities have not blamed sabotage or other attacks for any of the incidents, and no one has been reported detained.

The governors of several border regions have complained about purported Ukrainian artillery strikes on Russian territory.

Ukrainian officials have not confirmed or denied assertions that Kyiv was carrying out attacks inside Russia.

Source: https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-railroad-bridge- collapses/31829443.html

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