President Vladimir Putin of Russia was spoted personally driving a mercedes benz car on Crimean bridge which was recently bombed by Ukrainian special forces in what Moscow descibes as a terrorist attack on October 8.
During the trip, he heard a report from Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin on the progress of restoration work.
“We are driving on the right side. The left side of the bridge, as I understand it, is in working condition, but nevertheless it needs to be completed. It still suffered a little, we need to bring her to an ideal state, ”Vladimir Putin commented on the trip, a fragment of which was shown on the air of the Rossiya-24 TV channel .
Marat Khusnullin, following the results of the trip, said that work on the left side of the bridge, on behalf of the president, would soon begin.
“During the renovation, 4 spans were replaced. For this, 1214 tons of metal structures were imported from the regions. The work was completed in 56 days,” the Telegram channel of the Russian government says.
On the morning of September 8, a truck exploded on the Krymsky Bridge, killing four people, partially collapsing two car spans, and igniting seven railroad fuel tanks.
The Russian authorities blame the Ukrainian special services for the incident, while Ukrainian officials deny their involvement in the attack.
On May 15, 2018, during the grand opening of the Crimean bridge, Vladimir Putin also drove through the automobile part of the structure, but not in a car, but in a truck.
In February and March 2014, Russia invaded and subsequently annexed the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine.
The invasion took place in the aftermath of the Revolution of Dignity and is part of the wider Russo-Ukrainian War.
Russia formally incorporated Crimea on 18 March 2014.