Two railroad bridges blown up in east Ukraine - Donetsk People's Republic official

Railroad bridges were blown up in Ukraine's regions of Donetsk and Lugansk on Monday, a senior official minister in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic said.

Railroad bridges were blown up in Ukraine's regions of Donetsk and Lugansk on Monday, a senior official minister in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic said.

A bridge in Lugansk city on a rail line leading to Moscow was blown up in the early hours on Monday, and bridge on the railroad section between the cities of Donetsk and Avdiyivka was destroyed by a group of saboteurs in the daytime, Semyon Kuzmenko, deputy transportation minister of the self-declared republic, told Interfax.

He said work was currently underway to repair the bridges.

"Apparently, the acts of sabotage have to do with the statement of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense about blockading Donetsk," Kuzmenko said.

Earlier on Monday, Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Maxym Burbak had told a briefing in Kiev, citing unconfirmed reports, that serious damage had been done to motor roads in eastern Ukraine. Three bridges and two other installations had been destroyed in Donetsk region and another three bridges and two other installations in Lugansk, he said.

He also said 705 kilometers of motor roads in Lugansk region and 228 kilometers of roads in Donetsk region needed repairing.

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