Divers were to inspect the water beneath the Crimea bridge on Sunday a day following a massive explosion damaged Russia’s main road and rail link to the annexed peninsula, killing three people.
Following the blasyt on late Sunday, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Marat Khusnullin said that, “We are ordering for the proper examination by divers, they will start work from six in the morning.”
He also added that the “first results” of Moscow’s inspection of the bridge were due Sunday.
Meanwhile, authorities in Russia and Crimea have tried to reassure the population and downplayed the attack on the bridge, which has major symbolic significance for the Kremlin.
At the same time, officals added that car and train traffic had resumed over the bridge. Alongside, transport ministry of Moscow stating on Sunday that long-distance passenger trains from Crimea to Russia were “moving as per the standard schedule.”
Moreover, the Russian-installed leader of Crimea, Sergei Aksyonov, on late Saturday asserted that authorities were checking whether it is safe to let busses move. People who want to get back to Russia could prefer a car or a ferry to cities such as Krasnodar as well as Anapa.
Moscow stated that a truck bomb blast took place setting off a huge blaze, but has stopped short of accusing Ukraine.
Furthermore, some officials, who are in Crimea and Russian-occupied regions of Ukraine, have nonetheless called for retaliation.
At the same time, Aksyonov urged Crimeans to remain “calm” and said the “situation is under control.”
But he added: “Of course, there are emotions and there is a healthy desire to seek revenge.”