Explosions Halt Traffic on Crimean Bridge, Russia Investigates Emergency Situation

Title: “Emergency Situation Halts Traffic on Crimean Bridge”


Traffic on the Crimean Bridge, which connects the Crimean peninsula to the Russian region of Krasnodar, was brought to a standstill due to an “emergency” situation. Governor Sergei Aksyonov, appointed by Russia, announced the disruption early on Monday via the Telegram messaging app. The exact nature of the emergency, which occurred on the 145th pillar of the bridge in the Krasnodar territory, remains undisclosed.

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According to the RBC-Ukraine news agency, explosions were heard on the Crimean Bridge. The heavily followed Telegram channel affiliated with the Wagner mercenary group, Russia’s Grey Zone, reported that two strikes hit the bridge at around 3:04 a.m. and 3:20 a.m. local time. Reports of these incidents, however, have not been independently verified by Reuters.

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No immediate comment has been made by Ukraine regarding the situation on the bridge. Crimea, previously part of Ukraine, was annexed by Russia in 2014. Despite Russian control over the region, the international community still recognizes Crimea as part of Ukraine.

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The Crimean Bridge, spanning 12 miles (19 km), was previously damaged in October of last year. The Kremlin claimed that the explosion, which caused the damage, was orchestrated by Ukrainian security forces. Although Ukraine only indirectly admitted to the attack months later, the incident further escalated tensions between the two nations.

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