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    Estonian Foreign Minister congratulated Ukraine after the explosion on the Crimean bridge

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    Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu congratulated the Ukrainian special services on the explosion on the Crimean bridge, Delfi reports.

    He called positive is the fact that, as a result of the truck explosion, part of the roadway was destroyed and traffic was suspended. The head of the Foreign Ministry expressed the opinion that the explosion of the bridge is connected with the birthday of Russian President Vladimir Putin on October 7 and called it “a bold act.” According to Reinsalu, the Crimean bridge has important logistical and symbolic significance for Russia.

    Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova criticized the words of the Estonian minister about the blowing up of the Crimean bridge.

    “Killings, sabotage, destruction, provocation and staging – criminal logic bound the NATO regimes with mutual responsibility, ”Zakharova wrote in her Telegram channel.

    What does the explosion say Ukraine

    Ukrainian authorities have not claimed any involvement in the explosion. At the same time, in the morning, the Security Service of Ukraine published a photo of the consequences of the explosion on the Crimean bridge and signed it with the altered lines of the Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko:

    Later, the SBU refused to comment on information in the media about involvement in the incident.

    “We do not comment on this. We will comment on the role of the SBU or any state body of Ukraine after our final victory,” SBU spokesman Artem Dekhtyarenko said in a comment to the Ukrainian news agency UNIAN, answering a question about the role of Ukrainian special services.

    “Crimea, bridge , Start. Everything illegal must be destroyed, everything stolen must be returned to Ukraine, everything occupied by Russia must be expelled,” wrote Mikhail Podolyak, adviser to the head of the office of the President of Ukraine, after the incident.

    In turn, the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine published in social networks a post with the words: “The missile cruiser Moscow, and now the Kerch bridge … What’s next, Russians?”.

    The reaction of the Ukrainian side was criticized in the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    “The reaction of the Kyiv regime to the destruction of civilian infrastructure testifies to its terrorist nature,” said Maria Zakharova.

    Crimean bridge – a special operation of the SBU. The Washington Post, citing a source in Kyiv, also wrote about the involvement of the Ukrainian special services in the incident.

    Russia is discussing the response to the attack

    Speaker of the Crimean State Council Vladimir Konstantinov almost immediately after explosion blamed Ukraine for what had happened. “Death and destruction is the only thing they can do,” he said of the Ukrainian authorities. The politician assured that the damage to the Crimean bridge would be promptly repaired.

    Yuri Afonin, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Security and Anti-Corruption, also spoke about the possible involvement of Ukrainian special services in the explosion.

    “This is, of course, a planned action by the Security Service of Ukraine and I think that it is largely connected not only with the symbolic desire to destroy the Crimean bridge, but also in order to create problems for the transfer of the Russian army to strengthen the borders in the Kherson region,” he said.

    State Duma deputy Oleg Morozov, commenting on the incident, said that a “blatant terrorist war” was being waged against Russia. From whom, he did not specify.

    According to the parliamentarian, Russia must “adequately” respond, otherwise such “acts of terror” will be committed again. Many other Russian politicians also expressed the need for a response. In particular, Senator Alexander Bashkin expressed confidence that the departments would give an “adequate, conscious and, possibly, asymmetric response to this daring blow.” that the response to the explosion should be tough, “but not necessarily head-on.” Sergei Mironov, head of the Just Russia – For Truth faction in the State Duma, agrees with him.

    ensuring the viability” of the Ukrainian authorities.

    The leader of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation Gennady Zyuganov said that “the special operation must be transferred to the counter-terrorist one.” He expressed the opinion that those measures that “should have been taken long ago” are not being taken.

    What happened on the bridge

    October 8 at about 6 am Moscow time, a truck was blown up on the automobile part of the Crimean bridge, the National Anti-Terrorism Committee said. As a result, seven fuel tanks of a train set on fire, which was traveling at the same time in the direction of the Crimean peninsula. Partially collapsed motor spans of the bridge.

    According to preliminary data, three people died in the incident. The Investigative Committee reported that these were passengers of a car that was next to the truck at the time of the explosion.

    The Russian Ministry of Transport began assessing the damage, the required volume and timing of restoration work. At 16:00 movement on the undamaged part of the bridge resumed in the reverse direction, and by evening the Ministry of Transport announced permission for the movement of trains on the Crimean bridge.

    terrorist threat in several regions of the republic will be extended until October 23.

    The UK opened a criminal case into the explosion, without specifying under which article, and the President of the Russian Federation instructed to create a government commission, headed by the Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin.

    Putin also signed a decree on strengthening the protection of the transport crossing across the Kerch Strait, the power grid power bridge Russia – the Crimean Peninsula and the main gas pipeline Krasnodar Territory – Crimea, writes RIA Novosti. The powers to organize and coordinate protection measures are vested in the FSB.

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