The Russian Federal Security Service has taken responsibility for the security measures in and around the Crimea Bridge. The cause of the explosion is still unknown. It is unclear who is behind the latest blast, which has left dozens of people dead and more than two months’ worth of food and fuel spoiled.
Crimea has a month’s worth of fuel and more than two months’ worth of food
The Russian government says Crimea has more than a month’s worth of food and fuel stored on its territory. The crisis is “not a humanitarian disaster,” according to the Russian defence ministry. There is a month’s worth of fuel and two months’ worth of food stored in the Crimea. The crisis is not a “national catastrophe” and residents are urged to remain calm and carry on with normal lives.
The Russian Investigative Committee has launched an inquiry into the blast. The investigation found that three people were killed in a truck explosion on a bridge linking Russia and Crimea. The victims were believed to be passengers in a car nearby the truck. The bodies of two of the victims have been recovered from the water. Investigators are trying to confirm the identities of the dead. They have established the truck’s owner and are searching his home to see if any victims were living there.
The crisis in Crimea has not halted the Russian military. Russian forces in the south of Ukraine have more than a month’s worth of food and fuel, according to the Kremlin-installed deputy administrator of the Kherson region. However, an inoperable bridge would make it more difficult to ferry supplies to the peninsula. The bridge is an important transportation hub for Russian troops. A disruption in its operations would make the southern front of the Russian army impossible.
It has a month’s worth of fuel
The Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the Federal Security Service to oversee security measures at the Crimea bridge and infrastructure in the area. The reason for the attack remains unclear. The bridge is an important logistics hub for the Russian military operation in Ukraine. Its destruction would impede the supplies Russian forces need to fight the resurgent Ukraine. Meanwhile, Ukrainian forces are mounting an increasingly effective counteroffensive against Russian forces.
In recent weeks, the Ukrainian government has made significant military gains in the Russian-occupied territories, including Crimea. However, despite the gains, it is still calling for Russia to leave the peninsula. Last month, Russia unilaterally annexed several partially-occupied Ukrainian regions. Since then, however, it has pulled back its forces in several areas.
Despite the recent clashes, the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant remains under Ukrainian control and has been operating on emergency diesel generators. The tense situation has caused fears of a nuclear disaster. The IAEA’s director general, Rafael Mariano Grossi, has said that engineers are working to restore power to the plant. In addition, the plant’s diesel generators have been automatically started, and it is hoped that the situation will stabilize over time.
It has more than two months’ worth of food
As the victims and their families mourn the deaths of eight people, Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused the attackers of terrorism. He also said the explosion, which occurred on Saturday, was a personal affront to him. The Russian security services say the explosion was caused by an explosive device hidden inside 22 pallets of plastic film rolls. The explosives were shipped from Odessa in Ukraine via a roundabout route, through Georgia, Armenia and then into Russia.
The explosion also damaged rail and highway sections and sent part of the highway into the Kerch Strait. The attack has been seen as a significant morale boost for Ukrainians, while delivering a blow to Putin’s prestige. The bridge, which Russia built after capturing the Crimean Peninsula in 2014, is seen as a vital link between Russia and southern Ukraine.
More than 60 people have been wounded in the attack, including several children. Ukraine’s Foreign Minister has called the attacks on civilians a war crime and demanded an international investigation. Residents rushed to the scene after hearing the blasts, and were greeted with air raid sirens and firemen attempting to reach the upper floors. Residents of nearby buildings said the attack was unrelenting and repetitive.
It has a month’s worth of food
The Russian Federal Security Service has made arrests in the Crimea bridge attack. Five Russians and three Ukrainians have been detained, as have three Armenians. The blast damaged a bridge over the Black Sea, and the Russian Federal Security Service believes the explosion was arranged by the Ukrainian Defence Ministry’s Main Intelligence Directorate.
The bridge is a main military supply route between Russia and Crimea. Any damage to it would severely limit Russian military supplies to Ukraine. The bridge connects the Crimean Peninsula and the four other Ukrainian provinces that are annexed by Russia. On Saturday evening, a train carrying 15 cars successfully crossed the bridge. Car traffic has since resumed on the unharmed side.
The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has branded the attack an act of terrorism. The Russian military has responded with rocket strikes into Ukraine, killing 19 people. The Ukrainian president has urged foreign countries to impose sanctions on Russia and create a governmental unit in the Russian region to investigate the attacks.