Crimea bridge: Putin accuses Ukraine of ‘terrorism’on October 9, 2022 at 6:38 pm

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Vladimir Putin accuses Ukraine of attacking the bridge to Crimea, saying it was an “act of terrorism”.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused Ukraine of attacking the bridge to Russian-annexed Crimea, saying that it was an “act of terrorism”.

President Putin said Ukraine’s intelligence forces had aimed to destroy a critically important piece of Russia’s civil infrastructure.

He was speaking at a meeting with the head of the Investigative Committee of Russia, Alexander Bastrykin.

Officials say three people were killed in the blast on the bridge.

The victims were in a nearby car when a lorry blew up, Russian officials say.

The rail and road crossing was opened in 2018 and is a key supply route for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Mr Bastrykin said that citizens of Russia and some foreign states had aided preparations for the attack.

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