Two people were killed and a daughter injured in a Ukrainian attack on a Crimean bridge, Russia said.
The 12-mile road and rail bridge linking Russia with Crimea, which Moscow illegally annexed from Ukraine in 2014, is a vital artery for Russian forces fighting in Ukraine and a national pride of President Vladimir Putin. was opened personally by
General view of the road and rail bridge built to connect mainland Russia with Crimea at sunrise over the Kerch Strait, Crimea, November 26, 2018.
Reuters | Pavel Lebrov
An explosion was heard before dawn, Reuters reported. Traffic on the bridge has been halted, and unverified photos on social media show much of the road split from the rest of the bridge and droop to one side near the water. Ukrainian officials have not issued an official comment.
Meanwhile, Russia has seized the domestic operations of the French food maker Danone and the Danish beer company Carlsberg, and threatened to seize further Western assets in retaliation, the Russian government said.