President Vladimir Putin has accused Ukrainian intelligence services of carrying out the explosion that killed three people on the Crimea bridge on Saturday. The Russian president said it was an act of terrorism.
President of Russia, Vladimir Putin today blamed the Secret Service Ukraine of “acts of terrorism” against crimea bridge On Saturday, it caused partial damage to the only infrastructure linking Russia with the annexed Ukrainian peninsula, involving a foreign country.
“There is no doubt that this is an act of terrorism. destroy critical civilian infrastructure of the Russian Federation,” he said during a meeting with the chairman of the Russian Commission of Investigation, Alexander Bastrykin.
“Authors, performers, and clients Ukrainian secret service Putin pointed out.
The chairman of the commission of inquiry revealed that in the “terrorist act” of the Ukrainian secret service “Russian people and foreign countries They helped me prepare.
“The route of the exploding truck has already been determined. Bulgaria, this is Georgia, this is Armenia, North Ossetia, Krasnodar Territory. ” Bastrikin pointed out.
He pointed out that with the help of the Federal Security Service (FSB, ex-KGB) it is possible to identify “suspects among those who could prepare a terrorist attack”.
The Chairman of the Commission of Inquiry shall terrorism criminal case After the explosion on the bridge.
“We filed a lawsuit under Section 205 ‘Terrorism’ Part 2, which is confirmed by data from the early stages of the investigation,” he stressed.
Bastrikin kept it Many witnesses were questioned also, a study by special specialists in ophthalmology was initiated, and explosive, genetic and forensic examinations were carried out.
All tests are now nearly complete, he added.
He also emphasized that relevant instructions have been given to the FSB and the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs to conduct searches and investigations. search for suspects.
According to the official Russian version, early Saturday morning A truck exploded on the car portion of the bridge, This caused fires in seven tanker train fuel tanks on the rail side of the infrastructure.
Two sections of highway carriageway collapsed in the attack. at least three dead according to the guidance committee.
Ukraine, which ironically celebrated the explosion, did not confirm his involvement Or ever author.
The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), which Putin and Vastrykin refer to, wrote on its Telegram channel Saturday a paraphrased quote from Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko. “Bridges burn beautifully at dawn Nightingale meets SBU in Crimea”.
Ukrainian media and Unian agencies such as Ukrainska Pravda and Ukrinform had already said the day before, according to their sources: SBU is behind the explosion.