April 26, 2022
The bridge at Zakota is of strategic relevance as there is the only railway line between Odessa and Izmail. The currently only operational ports in Ukraine are the ports of Izmail and Reni both located at the maritime section of the Danube river, and only Izmail is connected via railway to Odessa. Thus the supply chains for some cargo to and from Odessa was re-organized via Izmail and now this important supply chain is interrupted.
Off the cuff, can't help thinking that with Tiraspol 100 km from Odesa, Odesa's reputation as an "interesting" port, and who knows what kinds of portable weapons hanging around in sheds and old armories, those targets would be awfully tempting and convenient to Ukrainians who are otherwise pretty far away from the action. (Or even Moldovans, who were exchanging fire with Transnistria not so long ago.)