MP Vinnyk: Kerch Bridge not to endure long, Putin driving truck is like Lenin speaking from top of armored vehicle

The bridge from Russia to occupied Crimea is an element of Russian propaganda campaign. It makes no economic sense while its design will be unable to endure long-term operation.

Secretary of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on National Security Ivan Vinnyk (Petro Poroshenko Bloc faction) told the parliamentary correspondent for Censor.NET.

"It (the design of the Kerch Strait Bridge - Ed.) will highly likely be environmentally vulnerable due to the Kerch Strait geology. This structure will be constantly repaired, strengthened and will not be used to its full potential. From the point of view of propaganda in the Russian Federation, it (the construction of the Kerch Bridge - Ed.) is intended for domestic consumption. This is an extremely important event. It is no coincidence that Putin was the first one who ran over this bridge in a KamAZ truck. Such things may be compared with Lenin speaking from the top of an armored vehicle at the time. Well, Putin behind the wheel of KamAZ is a very powerful message. It was a very powerful step in terms of propaganda," Vinnyk said.

He also stressed that Ukraine will make every effort to restore its territorial integrity.

As reported, President Vladimir Putin of Russia announced the need to build a bridge across the Kerch Strait immediately after the annexation of Crimea in March 2014. Originally, the bridge was expected to be built before 2018 and put into operation in the summer of 2019. Putin attended the official bridge opening ceremony on May 15.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3066319