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    Key Russian Bridge to Crimea Is Struck Again, With Moscow Blaming Kyiv for Attack That Killed 2

    Key Russian Bridge to Crimea Is Struck Again, With Moscow Blaming Kyiv for Attack That Killed 2

    An attack before dawn Monday damaged a bridge linking to -annexed Crimea that is a key supply route for Kremlin forces in the war with Ukraine, forcing the span's temporary closure for a second time in less than a year. Two people were killed and their daughter was injured.

    Vehicle traffic on the Kerch Bridge came to a standstill, while rail traffic across the 19-kilometer (12-mile) span also was halted for about six hours.

    The strike was carried out by two Ukrainian maritime drones, Russia's National Anti-Terrorist Committee said.

    Ukrainian officials were coy about taking responsibility, as they have been in past strikes. But in what appeared to be a tacit acknowledgment, Ukrainian Security Service spokesman Artem Degtyarenko said in a statement that his agency would reveal details of how the “bang” was organized after has won the war.

    The bridge previously was attacked in October, when a truck bomb blew up two of its sections and required months of repair. Moscow decried that assault as an act of terrorism and retaliated by bombarding Ukraine's civilian infrastructure, targeting the country's grid over the winter.

    In Monday's blast, the Ukrainian news portal RBK-Ukraina cited a security services source as saying it was carried out by what it called floating drones. A deputy prime minister, Mykhailo Fedorov, later said on the Telegram messaging service that “today, the Crimea…

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