Zelensky official who threatened to hit Crimean bridge resigns — RT Russia and the former Soviet Union

A senior Ukrainian government adviser who threatened to strike the Crimean Bridge announced on Monday that he had decided to resign.

“I resigned from the president’s office and from the interior ministry. Details a little later, Viktor Andrusiv wrote on his Telegram channel. He had been an adviser in both ministries.

He did not specify the reasons for his decision.

Earlier, Andrusiv had criticized Ukrainian authorities’ plans to reduce the number of civil servants in the country.

He had previously drawn media attention after saying that the Crimean Bridge, which connects Russia to the peninsula across the Kerch Strait, « will be permanently destroyed, it’s only a matter of time. »

Andrusiv said that kyiv had the necessary weapons but that its armed forces would have to advance to the coast of the Sea of ​​Azov before implementing such a plan.

The Kremlin responded by describing the statement as announcing a terrorist act. Press secretary Dmitry Peskov said the remarks required legal assessment and could warrant punishment.

Andrusiv had also rejected the possibility of peace talks between Russia and Ukraine. According to him, such an outcome would mean the advantage of one country over another. « Until this situation has happened, it makes no sense to invent scenarios », he explained.

Previously, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky signed decrees sacking five diplomats, including Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany Andriy Melnyk, who became a controversial figure following a series of recent statements.

German newspaper Bild, citing its own sources, said the former head of the diplomatic mission had been offered the post of deputy foreign minister. However, there has been no official confirmation.

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