December 7, 2022

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Bridge in Crimea: ‘job of the century’ blast shakes Russians and raises tensions over war in Ukraine

debt, Reuters

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Kerch bridge fire damages Russian troop supplies in Crimea

The partial explosion of a bridge built by Russia with the Crimean peninsula, which was illegally occupied by the international community in 2014, this Saturday (8/10) further tenses the new phase of the war in Ukraine.

It is not yet clear what caused the Kerch Bridge incident, but it caused fuel tanks on the tracks to explode and part of the structure collapsed.

Built at the behest of Russian President Vladimir Putin, the bridge is vital for transporting Russian military equipment to his troops in Ukraine. Putin ordered an investigation into the bombing, according to a Kremlin spokesman. And pro-Russian officials in Crimea said restoration work on the bridge would begin on Saturday. Russia also said the railway section of the bridge would reopen later Saturday.

According to Russian investigators, the blast caused three deaths, including those in a car next to a truck that exploded.