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The Russian government spokesman said that Vladimir Putin ordered the creation of a commission to clarify the facts of the explosion on the Crimean bridge.
On Saturday, the Russian government opened a criminal investigation into the explosion of a cargo truck that caused a fire and the collapse of two sections of the bridge road linking the Crimean peninsula with the rest of Russian territory.
The spokesman of the Russian Government indicated to the Russian media and official agencies that President Vladimir Putin ordered the creation of a governmental commission to clarify the facts of the incident.
According to the Russian National Anti-Terrorist Committee, at 06H07 on the road side of the Crimean bridge, there was an explosion of a cargo truck, causing the fire of seven railway tankers on their way to the peninsula, causing the partial collapse of two lanes of the bridge.
After the fire on the bridge was confirmed, the head of the Crimean Assembly, Vladimir Konstantinov, was quick to accuse Ukraine of the events on the bridge linking the peninsula with the rest of Russia.
From Ukraine, the advisor to the head of the Presidential Office stated that the explosion on the Crimean bridge is only the beginning.
Hours after the incident, the Russian Agency for the Sea and Inland Waters restored maritime transit in the vicinity of the bridge and the Kerch Strait.