A truck bomb Saturday introduced fire and the collapse of a little bit of a bridge linking Russia-annexed Crimea with Russia

Russian officers talked about, damaging a key present artery for Moscow's faltering wrestle effort in southern Ukraine.

The speaker of Crimea's Kremlin-backed regional parliament immediately accused Ukraine, though the Kremlin didn't apportion blame.

Ukrainian officers have repeatedly threatened to strike the bridge and some lauded the assault, nonetheless, Kyiv stopped in want of claiming accountability.

The bombing was acquired right here a day after Russian President Vladimir Putin turned 70, dealing him a humiliating blow that will lead him to up the ante in his wrestle on Ukraine.

Russia's Nationwide Anti-Terrorism Committee talked about the truck bomb introduced on seven railway autos carrying gasoline to catch the fireside, resulting in a "partial collapse of two sections of the bridge."

The 12-mile bridge all through the Kerch Strait linking the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov opened in 2018 and is the longest in Europe.

Moscow’s claims on Crimea and has provided a significant hyperlink to the Crimean Peninsula, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014.

The Peninsula holds symbolic value for Russia and is important to sustain its military operations throughout the south of Ukraine.