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Alternative routes to Energodar being arranged after Ukrainian attack on bridge

Vladimir Rogov vowed that the damaged bridge would be fully restored

MOSCOW, October 19. /TASS/. Officials in Energodar have been arranging alternative entry routes to the city so that normal life there is not paralyzed by Ukrainian shelling, Vladimir Rogov, chairman of the We Are Together with Russia movement, said on Wednesday.

"Targeted strikes were fired from HIMARS multiple rocket launchers at a bridge being used by all locals and guests to enter Energodar with the sole goal of paralyzing life in the city and restricting the delivery of essential foods, medicines and everything else. <...> Alternative entry routes to the city are currently being arranged so that our enemies won’t have any chance of paralyzing life in Energodar," Rogov told Channel One television.

He vowed that the damaged bridge would be fully restored.

According to Rogov, recently Ukrainian forces have stepped up efforts to occupy the city.

Previously, the local military-civilian administration reported that Ukrainian forces had opened fire on Energodar last night. The Ukrainians used HIMARS to hit the administration building, and similar rockets were used to shell civilian infrastructure. The bridge and an electric substation were damaged in the attack which, as Mayor Alexander Volga said earlier, caused a blackout across Energodar.