Russia decries Ukrainians officials’ remarks on Kerch Bridge explosion

Road section collapsed, train carriages burning on bridge after explosion


Russia condemned remarks by Ukrainian officials on Saturday’s explosion on the strategic bridge in Crimea, saying they testified to Kyiv’s “terrorist nature.” 

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

The Kerch Bridge — a pair of parallel bridges, one road and one railroad — is a key supply route for Russia which was built after Crimea was annexed in 2014.

Early Saturday, a huge explosion followed by a fire caused a road section on the bridge to collapse and set several train carriages ablaze.

The fire was extinguished later in the day, Russian authorities said, confirming no casualties were reported.  

‘Just the beginning’

Although Ukraine did not directly claim responsibility for the attack, multiple statements by top Ukrainian officials pointed to the possibility.

Ukraine’s senior presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak said what happened on the bridge is just “the beginning.”

“Everything illegal must be destroyed, everything stolen must be returned to Ukraine, everything occupied by Russia must be expelled,” Podolyak said in a tweet.

Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council Secretary Oleksiy Danilov shared a video split in two parts, with one side displaying the fire on the bridge and the other side playing Marilyn Monroe’s famous “Happy Birthday Mr. President” song.

“Putin should be happy. Not everyone gets such an expensive present on their birthday,” a Ukrainian official told the New York Times speaking on the condition of anonymity.

On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin turned 70.


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

    The hypocrisy from the bike is breathtaking. Not to mention the train on the bridge would be carrying fuel for russia’s invading forces.

  2. So, Zhakarova, a degenerate nazi who laughs hysterically every time her orcs rape, torture and murder innocent Ukrainian women and children, is upset because Ukraine took action to make it more difficult for the perverts, retards and thieves of her “army” to murder yet more innocent Ukrainians.
    Even this action was humane; no humans were targeted. Unlike the terrorists of the RF, who murder innocent civilians as a matter of pre-determined policy.
    She needs to answer in The Hague for her demonic crimes along with all the other members of the putler murder gang.

      • The defenders will know this and would have factored it in to their plans.
        We can only hope that air defences are much better and that the allies are taking this vital issue very, very seriously.
        Cities like Kyiv and others surely need and deserve a standard of air defence that is compatible with that of NYC, London or Paris?

  3. Or was this the work of a lone wolverine? Would figure even a one person op to do it needed some help along the way to get there and carry it out.

  4. The truck may have been carrying a military cargo. If so, it might explain why he got onto the bridge in the first place. May have been a planned attack as well. I doubt we will ever know, but one thing I can guarantee, Ukraine will take advantage of Russia’s bridge crisis.

    Happy Birthday Vlad!

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