UK says rail link to Kherson from Crimea not operational due to Ukrainian strike – Reuters

Aug 3 (Reuters) – The rail link connecting Russian-occupied Kherson in southern Ukraine with Crimea is highly unlikely to be operational due to a Ukrainian strike against a Russian ammunition train, Britain said on Wednesday.

Russian forces are likely to repair the railway line in a few days, although it will remain a vulnerability for Russian forces and their logistical resupply route from Crimea into Kherson, Britain said in an intelligence update on Twitter.

It is likely there will be an increase in civilians attempting to flee Kherson and surrounding areas, as hostilities continue and food shortages worsen, according to the update.

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Reporting by Juby Babu in Bengaluru; Editing by Tom Hogue

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UK says rail link to Kherson from Crimea not operational due to Ukrainian strike – Reuters

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