Putin calls Kerch Bridge attack ‘a terrorist act’ by Kyiv

Bastrykin stated Ukrainian particular companies and residents of Russia and different nations took half within the act.

“Now we have already established the route of the truck” that Russian authorities have stated set off a bomb and explosion on the bridge, he stated. Bastrykin stated the truck had been to Bulgaria, Georgia, Armenia, North Ossetia, Krasnodar (a area in southern Russia) and different locations.

Earlier Sunday, in a single day Russian missile strikes on town of Zaporizhzhia introduced down half of a giant residence constructing, leaving at the very least a dozen individuals lifeless.

The strikes come as Russia has suffered a collection of setbacks almost eight months after invading Ukraine in a marketing campaign many thought can be short-lived. In current weeks, Ukrainian forces have staged a counteroffensive, retaking areas within the south and east, whereas Moscow’s determination to name up extra troops has led to protests and an exodus of tens of 1000’s of Russians.

The newest setback for Moscow was an explosion Saturday that hit an enormous bridge linking Russia with the Crimean Peninsula, which Moscow annexed eight years in the past. The assault on the Kerch Bridge broken an essential provide route for the Kremlin’s forces, and was a blow to Russian status.

Latest combating has centered on the areas simply north of Crimea, together with Zaporizhzhia. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy lamented the newest assault in a Telegram put up.

“Once more, Zaporizhzhia. Once more, cruel assaults on civilians, focusing on residential buildings, in the course of the night time,” he wrote. A minimum of 19 people died in Russian missile strikes on residence buildings within the metropolis on Thursday.

“From the one who gave this order, to everybody who carried out this order: They’ll reply,” he added.

Ukrainian International Minister Dmytro Kuleba referred to as the assaults on civilians a struggle crime and urged a global investigation.

The six missiles utilized in Sunday’s in a single day assault have been launched from Russian-occupied areas of the Zaporizhzhia area, the Ukrainian air drive stated. The area is one in all 4 Russia claimed as its personal this month, although its capital of the identical title stays below Ukrainian management.

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