Russia’s FSB arrests 8 people and blames Ukraine for Crimea bridge blast

Posted on AllSides October 12th, 2022
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Russia’s domestic intelligence service said Wednesday it arrested eight people in connection with a blast that damaged a key bridge to the annexed Crimean Peninsula, blaming Ukraine for an incident that dealt a high-profile blow to President Vladimir Putin. 

The weekend explosion, which Russian investigators said killed three people and was caused by a truck bomb, temporarily halted train and car traffic over the Kerch bridge — a structure with huge strategic and symbolic value to the Kremlin.

In a press release Wednesday, the FSB said Ukraine’s military intelligence and its chief, Kyrylo Budanov, were behind the attack....

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