Kherson ferry launched after bridge damaged - RIA

STORY: The video by RIA Novosti agency showed both vehicles and pedestrians crossing the Dnipro, with the pontoon ferry mooring close to the damaged Antonivskiy Bridge in Kherson region.

The bridge was hit repeatedly by U.S.-made HIMARS high mobility artillery rocket systems, local pro-Russian officials have said.

The ferry service will act as a lifeline for many residents of Kherson and surrounding areas, but will also help deliver supplies to Russian troops, who have held the area since the end of February, soon after Moscow launched what it refers to as its "special military operation" in Ukraine.

UK military intelligence reported in an update on Saturday (July 30) that Russia had likely established two pontoon bridges and a ferry system to compensate for nearby bridges damaged in recent strikes.

Ukraine has also signalled in recent days that it intends to advance on the city in the near future.

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