Putin Thinks He Knows What Happened With THIS

Russian leader Vladimir Putin has accused Ukraine, the nation he invaded with a large army seven-and-a-half months ago, of blowing up the critically important bridge between Russia’s mainland and the occupied Crimean Peninsula.

The 11-mile-long bridge suffered a series of explosions on Saturday morning, a day after Putin’s 70th birthday.

According to most reports, the road section bridge was presumably blown up by a truck bomb, which caused an oil tanker train on the parallel railroad section also to catch fire and explode.

The Crimean Peninsula in the Black Sea was occupied and annexed by Putin’s Russia during its first invasion of Ukraine in 2014.

It had no land connection to Russia proper, and in 2018, Moscow finished the construction of the $4 billion bridge over the Kerch Strait, deemed one of Putin’s favorite geopolitical infrastructure projects.

In February 2022, Putin’s Russia invaded Ukraine, a nation the size of Texas, with 200,000 troops in a bid to restore the former Soviet empire.

However, the invasion has been a military disaster for Russia, which has lost an estimated 160,000 men and nearly 15,000 units of military equipment so far.

Ukraine’s government has refused to deny or confirm that it was behind the Crimea bridge attack. However, the damage has substantially hurt Russia’s ability to supply its troops in Southern Ukraine.

Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak said one of the power factions in Moscow could have attacked as part of the regime’s internal power struggle involving the intelligence services, the military, the national guard, and Chechen warlord Ramzan Kadyrov.

“There’s no doubt it was a terrorist act directed at the destruction of the critically important civilian infrastructure of the Russian Federation,” Russia’s president stated on Sunday, as cited by Fox News.

“And the authors, perpetrators, and those who ordered it are the special services of Ukraine,” he added during a meeting with Alexander Bastrykin, the chairman of Russia’s Investigative Committee.

Bastryking said, in turn, a terrorism investigation had been launched into the bridge blast, adding that Russian citizens were also involved.

“Putin accuses Ukraine of terrorism? It has not even been 24 hours since Russian planes fired 12 rockets into a residential area of Zaporizhzhia, killing 13 people and injuring more than 50. No, there is only one state terrorist and the whole world knows who he is,” Ukrainian presidential adviser Podolyak wrote on Twitter.

Even though the Crimean bridge was seriously damaged, the Russian authorities resumed the railroad and road traffic through part of the lanes on Sunday.