On Saturday, an explosion partially brought down a bridge that connects 

the Crimean Peninsula with Russia, destroying a vital supply route 

for the Kremlin’s sputtering military effort in southern Ukraine 

According to Russian authorities, the explosion was triggered by 

a truck bomb, and three people died. 

Although the Kremlin did not assign responsibility, the speaker of 

Crimea’s regional parliament, which is supported by the Kremlin 

instantly condemned Ukraine. While others applauded the attack  

and Ukrainian officials repeatedly threatened to destroy the bridge