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Putin accuses Ukraine of attacking the bridge to Russian-annexed Crimea

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused Ukraine of ‘Terrorism’, saying that attacking the bridge to Russian-annexed Crimea was an "act of terrorism”. He said Ukraine's intelligence forces had aimed to destroy a critically important piece of Russia's civil infrastructure.

According to official reports, three people were killed in the incident. The victims were in a nearby car when a lorry blew up, Russian officials say. Putin said, “There is no doubt, this is an act of terrorism aimed at destroying Russia's critical civilian infrastructure. Its authors, perpetrators and beneficiaries are the security services of Ukraine.”

The head of the Investigative Committee of Russia, Alexander Bastrykin said that investigators have established that the truck which they say blew up travelled through Bulgaria, Georgia, Armenia, North Ossetia and Krasnodar Territory.

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky acknowledged the incident in his nightly address, saying: "Today was not a bad day and mostly sunny on our state's territory."

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