Russian and Syrian forces have erected a pontoon bridge across the Euphrates River near Deir Ezzor city, according to a report by the Russian Defense Ministry’s TV Zvezda.
The Russian side says that the bridge will allow to establish normal transport links between the central part of Syria and the eastern provinces, improve the humanitarian situation in the region and promote the development of industry in the region. Additionally, the bridge will allow the Strian military to quickly deploy forces to the east of the Euphrates to counter illegal armed groups there.
Mainstream media and experts already called the bridge an example of the Russian-Syrian agression in the area.
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