Putin: Bridge Explosion ‘Terrorist Attack’ Led by Ukraine Special Forces

Russia President Vladimir Putin is reportedly calling the attack this weekend on the Kerch Bridge to Crimea a terrorist act carried out by Ukrainian special services.

  • Putin’s assertion were reported Sunday in Russian news reports.
  • “There’s no doubt it was a terrorist act directed at the destruction of critically important civilian infrastructure,” Putin said in a video clip of a meeting with Russia Investigative Committee Chairman Alexander Bastrykin.
  • Bastrykin said he had opened a criminal case on the matter, in which a truck-bomb exploded on the bridge, then reportedly ignited nearby oil tankers.
  • No one has claimed responsibility for damaging it.
  • Traffic over the bridge was temporarily suspended after the blast, but on Sunday vehicles and trains were again crossing
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