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Ukrainska Pravda: SBU blows up second fuel train in Russia’s Buryatia, disrupting logistics

A Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) operation results in a second explosion on the Baikal-Amur Railway, specifically targeting a fuel train on a key bridge, disrupting Russian military logistics, per Ukrainska Pravda’s security sources.
“Devil’s Bridge” in Russia’s Buryatia. Photo via Liga
Ukrainska Pravda: SBU blows up second fuel train in Russia’s Buryatia, disrupting logistics

As a consequence of a Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) special operation, another train carrying fuel exploded on a crucial bridge along the Baikal-Amur Railway in Russia, Ukrainska Pravda reported on 1 December, referring to its unnamed security source.

According to the source, this explosion was the second stage of the SBU’s special operation to disable this vital railroad connecting Siberia to European Russia. Russian military logistics heavily depend on the railway network, with the Baikal-Amur Railway serving as a critical artery for transporting weapons and troops. It is a key component of Russia’s military and civilian logistics infrastructure.

The first phase of the operation took place on 30 November, with a freight train detonating inside the Severomaisky tunnel in Russia’s Buryatia. The SBU reportedly staged a total of four explosions within the tunnel on the Baikal-Amur Mainline railway, which constitutes the sole significant railway route connecting Russia and China. The detonation of explosive devices occurred while the freight train was traversing the tunnel:

Ukrainska Pravda: SBU behind explosion on Russia’s strategic railway leading to China

In order to maintain train traffic, Russian authorities initiated a detour route via the Devil’s Bridge, also located in Buryatia, precisely as anticipated by the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU). As the train traversed this elevated 35-meter bridge, the concealed explosive devices were triggered, the source told Ukrainska Pravda.

According to Russian telegram channels, the explosion ignited a blaze in six tank cars, prompting the dispatch of a firefighting train to extinguish the flames.

“Russian special services should get used to the fact that our people are everywhere. Even in distant Buryatia,” the source told Ukrainska Pravda.

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