After being partially destroyed by an explosion, a key bridge connecting Russia and Crimea was reopened for traffic.
Moscow claims that three people died in the truck bomb explosion it attributed to Moscow.
Russian authorities also claimed that the attack was a terrorist act by Ukraine.
Maria Zakharova, spokeswoman for Russia’s foreign ministry, stated that the Kyiv regime’s response to the destruction civilian infrastructure was a sign of its terrorist nature.
Russian President Vladimir Putin sent ministers to the bridge, and a government panel was formed to investigate the incident.
Ukrainian officials have repeatedly threatened the bridge with a strike, and others praised the attack. However, Kyiv has not claimed responsibility.
Viktor Kovalenko (a Ukrainian veteran who is now a journalist and podcaster) said that the cause of the explosion was most likely an “exact strike by a powerful rocket”.
Ukrainska Pravda, a Ukrainian newspaper, claims that one of its law enforcement agents claimed that the Security Service of Ukraine was responsible for the Crimean Bridge explosion.
Kerch Bridge, also known as The Crimean Bridge, spans 12 miles and is a vital supply route for Moscow during their ongoing attack on Ukraine.
After Russia annexed Crimea in 2014, the bridge was constructed by Russia.
Russian authorities claim that a bomb set seven rail carriages on fire carrying fuel early Saturday morning. This caused a partial collapse of two sections.
Russia’s Investigative Committee reported that three people were found dead in the vicinity of the truck that exploded.
Two bodies, one of a man, and one of a woman, were found in the water. Their identities are being determined, the committee said.
The Russian-backed Crimea regional parliament speaker accused Ukraine. However, the Kremlin didn’t apportion blame.
Mykhailo Polyak, an advisor to Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zilenskyy, described the blast as “the beginning”.
He tweeted: “Everything illegal should be destroyed, all stolen items must be returned to Ukraine and everything occupied Russian must be expelled.”
Sky News was informed by Kira Rudik, a Ukrainian MP. She said that the attack on the bridge had had a “massive” impact.
She stated that Crimea was Ukraine, and has always been Ukraine. The bridge wasn’t supposed to exist.
It’s a big hit on Russian reputation.”
Ms Rudik stated that “Russian propaganda” will not be able to justify the attack in a positive light.
Russia seems to be downplaying how serious the bridge explosion was. This has effectively cut off the best route to supply southern Ukraine with supplies.
According to the defense ministry, Russian troops can be supplied fully by land and sea corridors in the Mykolaiv and Kryvyi Rih regions.
After the explosion, traffic was restricted to the bridge’s sections that were both road and train.
Sergei Aksyonov is the head of the Russian-appointed regional government in Crimea and reports that the bridge is now open to traffic.
He stated in a statement that “The movement of cars along the Crimean Bridge began.” Traffic is currently open to vehicles and buses after a thorough inspection.
We ask truck drivers for their routes using the Kerch ferry crossing. Two hours later, Kerch-2 begins its sail across the Strait.
According to reports, train traffic is not allowed to cross the bridge.
This attack occurs just one day after Vladimir Putin’s 70th Birthday.