The Ministry of Transport of Crimea offered truck drivers to go to the peninsula through the recently annexed territories of Ukraine. In particular, through the destroyed Melitopol and Mariupol.
“There is an alternative route through Kherson, Zaporozhye and Donetsk regions. We recommend using alternative detour routes whenever possible.” quotes “Interfax” message of the ministry.
The Crimean bridge was closed for trucks and buses for an indefinite period after the explosion. Currently, the bridge is only accessible to passenger cars. Trucks are waiting in line for ferries. There are about 300 heavy trucks in the traffic jam. After the incident, they all go through a thorough inspection.
“From the ferry to the port of Kavkaz, the ferry Kerch-2 runs in a constant mode, which transports gazelles and light vehicles. The large ferry “Mriya” and the small ferry “Yeisk” are being prepared for launch, – informed in Telegram, the head of the administration of Kerch Svyatoslav Brusakov.
Saturday, October 8, at 6:00 am on the Crimean bridge happened wagon explosion. As a result of the explosion, fuel tanks of a train going to Crimea caught fire, two car spans collapsed, three people died, including the driver of the truck and the passengers of the car that was driving next to the truck. On the fact of the explosion, the Investigative Committee opened a criminal case, but did not name under which article.
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on strengthening measures to protect the Crimean bridge, as well as the energy bridge and gas pipeline going to the peninsula. The powers to organize measures to protect the transport crossing through the Kerch Strait, the president assigned to the FSB. Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov informedthat on October 10, Putin will hold an operational meeting with the permanent members of the Security Council.