Two people have died after an attack on Crimea’s Kerch Bridge, linking the occupied Crimean peninsula to Russia.
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Ukraine has been blamed for the attack on Crimea’s Kerch Bridge by the head of Crimea’s parliament, which killed two people. In 2018, the bridge was opened to enable road and rail travel between Russia and Ukraine.
Since 2014, it has been occupied by Moscow’s forces due to the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine. However, the bridge’s supports were not damaged in the attack, Russia’s Transport ministry said.
Early Monday, the ministry claimed that the investigations were ongoing. After an important supply route was partially closed following a major explosion, it was the second major incident to occur on the bridge in the past year.
Some unverified photos went viral over the internet, showing debris on the road across the Kerch bridge, and damaged railings.
Two People Died in the Attack
Governor of the western Russian region of Belgorod, Vyacheslav Gladkov, made a statement that the two people who died in the incident were identified as the parents of a young girl. Apart from this, no news has come out of any other person hurt or killed in the incident yet.
What Caused the Crimea’s Kerch Bridge to Damage?
A Russian Telegram channel claimed that the bridge was likely to be damaged by an underwater drone launched into the bridge by Ukraine. Vladimir Konstantinov, the head of Crimea’s parliament, said Ukraine is responsible for the incident.
According to the source within Ukraine’s Intelligence service, it had carried out the attack alongside the navy’s special forces.
Natalia Humeniuk, a spokesperson for Ukraine’s southern military command, claimed that the attack could be an act of provocation from Moscow.
The head of the Russian Administration in Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov, said people had been asked to stop travelling over the bridge after the incident. Also, several measures are being taken to restore the situation.
He asked residents and guests to choose an alternative route to travel through the region instead of the bridge for their safety. However, the ferry crossing that runs parallel to the bridge was closed, while Russian state media cited the local rail reporter, said rail traffic would be affected.