Russia’s National Anti-Terrorism Committee said that a truck bomb was on the bridge over the bridge Kerch Strait, resulted in seven train carriages bursting into flames and “one-half of the bridge collapsing.”
A 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 are no details about the third victim.
Ukraine has yet to claim responsibility for the attack but senior officials celebrated the news.
Mykhailo Podolyak, an adviser to President Zelensky, said on Twitter: “Crimea, the bridge, the beginning. Everything illegal must be destroyed, everything stolen must be returned to Ukraine, everything occupied by Russia must be deported.
The 12-mile, $3.6 billion bridge, opened in 2018 and is the longest bridge in Europe, is an important cargo lifeline for the Crimean Peninsula, which Russia annexed from Ukraine. year 2014.
Russia’s Energy Ministry said Crimea has enough fuel for 15 days but it is working to provide additional supplies.
The bombing took place 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 attack.
“Kiev [Kyiv] The regime’s response to the destruction of civilian infrastructure is a testament to its terrorist nature,” it said.