Traffic reopened on Saturday to cars on the Crimean bridge, which was damaged by a truck bomb just hours earlier, as officials on the peninsula announced it had been annexed by Moscow in 2014.
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“Vehicle traffic has started on the Crimean bridge. Transport for cars and buses is now open with full inspection procedures,” Crimean President Sergey Aksyonov said in a Telegram.
Rail traffic has also resumed on the Crimean bridge that connects Russia to the annexed peninsula and was damaged by a powerful explosion early Saturday, the Russian operator announced shortly after car traffic resumed.
According to Grand Service Express, the company that operates connections between Crimea and Russia, two trains left the peninsula early in the morning to reach Moscow and St. Petersburg. “Trains will cross the Crimean bridge,” the company said in a telegram.