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Putin drives a car over the Crimean bridge, which was destroyed by an explosion

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Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the partially destroyed Crimean Bridge in October, his first visit to the annexed peninsula since the start of the offensive against Ukraine, the Kremlin announced Monday (December 5).

The Russian presidency published a video clip showing Vladimir Putin driving a Mercedes brand car driving on this bridge that connects Crimea, which was annexed by Moscow in 2014, to Russian territory.

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The bridge, which spans the Kerch Strait, was damaged in October by a powerful explosion attributed by the Russian authorities to a truck bombing by Ukrainian intelligence.

Vladimir Putin drove his car on the road to the Crimean bridge, which was being repaired after the explosion in October, and talked with the workers.The Kremlin said in a statement.

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During the flight, Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khosnullin, visible in the front passenger seat, “I have informed the Head of State of the progress of the reform work”The Kremlin added.

This is Vladimir Putin’s first trip to Crimea and to a location directly affected by the offensive he ordered in Ukraine since the conflict began at the end of February.

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The explosion of the Crimean bridge, which killed three people, shocked Russia: the fact that such a vital infrastructure and so far from the front could be damaged is actually a snub for Moscow.

This concrete bridge, which was constructed at great cost on the orders of Vladimir Putin to connect the annexed peninsula to Russian territory, is used notably to transport military equipment from the Russian army fighting in Ukraine.

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