According to the Governor of Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov, two parts of the car section of the Kerch Strait Bridge collapsed, which also included 1.3km of railway tracks will be damagedaccording to media Baza reports.
The bridge is at Kerch Strait, located between the tip of Chushka and the Kerch peninsula on the Taman Peninsula in Crimea. It opened on May 16, 2018, and at least in terms of road connections, the rail didn’t open until December 2019. It was built by a company with no experience in building such related bridges: Stroygazmontazh, which resulted in no insurance company insuring the project.
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The research committee reported At least three people died and it is already possible to build truck owner status The investigation into the explosion has been “launched” at his residence in Krasnodar. Members of the agency and the minister of emergencies and transport traveled to Crimea to inspect the bridge for damage. The infrastructure was built by a company owned by Putin’s friend Arkadi Rotenberg, it cost about $3.5 billion. According to the RIA Nóvosti agency, the consortium of insurance companies estimated the losses to be between 200 and 500 million rubles (3.2 million to 8.1 million US dollars).
In Russia it is called “The Work of the Century” fork This The longest 19 km in Europe. Russian President, Vladimir Putinhas ordered the formation of a government committee made up of multiple ministries to “identify the cause of the incident as soon as possible and eliminate the consequences”.
Crimean authorities attribute blast to “Ukrainian hooligans”while in Moscow, some lawmakers attributed it to Ukrainian agents.
“Ukrainian hooligans managed to reach the Crimean bridge with their bloody hands. Now they have something to be proud of: In 23 years of management, they failed to build anything noteworthy in Crimeabut they managed to undermine the Russian bridge,” said Vladimir Konstantinov, head of the Crimean State Council.
teasing from Kyiv
This Minister of National Security and Defense of Ukraine, Oleksi Danilovposted a video on his personal account Twitter sarcastically congratulate Vladimir Putin For his 70 years, finished last Friday. No Western leader sent a message on the anniversary of the Russian president.
The American singer appeared in this video, Marilyn Monroesing his famous “Happy birthday” – Dedicated to President Kennedy on May 19, 1962 – and photo of the partial collapse of the Kerch Bridge linking Russia to the Crimean Peninsula.
The Ukrainian secretary of state attached a message to the tweet, saying “Good morning, Ukraine”. A statement that reflects the general mood of his troops in the wake of the latest developments on the battlefield and Putin’s defeat.
Доброго ранку, Україно! ?? pic.twitter.com/UQMI6LheSR
— Oleksiy Danilov (@OleksiyDanilov) October 8, 2022
“Crimea, bridge, starting point. All illegal items must be destroyed and all stolen items must be returned to Ukraineeverything occupied by Russia must be expelled,” Mikhailo Podoljak, an adviser to the Ukrainian president, tweeted.
State postal service Ukrposhta to be launched New stamps of Crimea bridge on fireas he did with “Moscow”.
During the past seven months of war, Ukrainian authorities have repeatedly threatened to destroy the bridge. Some leaders, such as presidential adviser Oleksiy Arestóvych, said it would be more difficult to use missiles because the infrastructure is stronger than others targeted in Kyiv, such as the Antonivka bridge in Kherson, and it is also well protected by air defense systems.
although Kyiv has yet to admit responsibility for the attack On Saturday, on Europe’s longest bridge, Danilov’s publication suggested they may be behind the operation.
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This Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) According to Ukrainian digital newspaper Pravda, citing sources at the agency, it will be behind the explosion. The paper acknowledged that the Secret Service itself had not made an official statement about its involvement in the incidents.
Ukrinform news agency quoted SBU Post on Telegram Acknowledging that, in conjunction with the information provided by the source of the security service, Ukrainian security services involved in bridge explosion and fire.
This Russian TASS It also indicated “partial collapse of two parts of the car section of the bridge”. Although Ukraine celebrated the bridge’s collapse, it has not claimed responsibility for the attack.
Russia’s possible response
This Kremlin He has always claimed that the attack on Crimea is an unquestioned red line. In Moscow, several lawmakers have called for Russia’s strong response.
Justice Russia for Truth Party leader Sergei Mironov believes that now is the time “Smashing the infrastructure of the neo-Nazi regime in Kyiv”eg “all power plants and all bridges and railways”.
Leonid Slutsky, leader of the Liberal Democratic Party and chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, said: Consequences will be ‘inevitable’ if ‘Ukrainian trail’ in explosions confirmed and “hard”.
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