Truck Bomb Rips Apart Crimea Bridge Leaving 3 Dead 

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A huge explosion has destroyed part of a key road and rail bridge linking Russia and the Crimean Peninsula, killing three people. Russia’s National Anti-Terrorism 

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Committee said that a truck bomb on the bridge over the Kerch Strait, resulted in seven railway cars catching fire and a “partial collapse of two sections of the bridge.” A 

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man and a woman who were driving across the bridge were killed by the explosion and their bodies have now been recovered, Russia’s Investigative Committee said. There were no 

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details given about the third victim. Ukraine is yet to claim responsibility for the attack but senior officials have celebrated the news. Mykhailo Podolyak, advisor

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to President Zelensky, said on Twitter: “Crimea, the bridge, the beginning. Everything illegal must be destroyed, everything stolen must be returned to Ukraine, everything

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occupied by Russia must be expelled.” The 12-mile, $3.6 billion bridge, which opened in 2018 and is the longest in Europe, is a key supply artery for the Crimean Peninsula,

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which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014. Russia’s Energy Ministry said Crimea has enough fuel for 15 days but that it was working to provide more supplies. The

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bombing comes a day after Russian President Vladimir Putin’s 70th birthday. The Russian foreign ministry said it had little doubt that Ukraine was responsible for the

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attack. “The Kiev [Kyiv] regime’s reaction towards destruction of civilian infrastructure is a testament to its terrorist nature,” it said. Read more at The Daily

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