News about Russian Crimean Bridge

The damage to the Crimean Bridge caused by a truck explosion on Saturday

The Crimean Bridge, also known as Kerch Bridge

Russian officials said that the blast, which occurred shortly after 6 am local time, caused a partial collapse of the road on the vehicle section

"According to preliminary information, three people were killed," Russia's investigative committee said in a statement.

satellite images released on Saturday showed smoke and fire near the collapsed areas of the 19km (12-mile) bridge

"The bridge is not destroyed but damaged, but the image of Putin is destroyed, that is the most important thing," Oleksiy Goncharenko said.

The bridge is also a pivotal symbol of Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014.

The bridge, which is seen as a symbol of the Kremlin’s annexation of the Crimean Peninsula in 2014

President Vladimir Putin has now ordered the country's Federal Security Service (FSB) to oversee the key connector to the occupied peninsula.