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14:52 : We have been talking to you since this morning about an explosion that took place on the Crimean bridge. The latest report shows three dead. If you haven’t followed everything, then complete overview in this article.

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14:32. : Due to new bombings, the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant has lost its last source of external power supply. Its cooling is now enabled by the operation of emergency generators, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said. Although the six reactors are shut down, they still need electricity for vital nuclear safety and security functions.

14:07 : Here’s a new item in the news this Saturday:

• The explosion on the Crimean bridge killed at least three people, according to the Russian Investigative Committee. It’s about “probably passengers in a car that was next to the exploded trucke”. The building, symbol of the annexation of the peninsula by Russia in 2014, is used to transport Russian military equipment in particular. Follow us live.

The French, who warm themselves with oil, in return have the right to help. They will be able to cash a check from 100 to 200 euros “on from 8 November announces Gabriel Attal, the Minister of Public Accounts.

The tension over fuels continues. The strike action, which affects several refineries and French fuel depots, was renewed this afternoon at TotalEnergies and ExxonMobil. Three of the six French refineries are still closed.

To follow up on “tensions in the supply of fuel observed in the national territory”, tankers will exceptionally be able to circulate this weekend. In the decree published in the Official Journal of the European Union this morning, we also read that the maximum permitted driving time is extended by one hour per day and 4 hours over a week.

13.40 : A few hours after the explosion on the Crimean bridge, a first team from the Russian investigative committee has just arrived at the scene. A video was posted on the committee’s Telegram channel.

13:33. : According to the Russian Ministry of Transport, cited by the Tass agency, rail traffic will be restored on the Crimean bridge from 8:00 p.m. tonight.

13:22 : Crimean Wind media posted on Telegram pictures from Kerch of the very long line of cars now forced to go to sea to cross the strait to Russia. Crimean Prime Minister Yury Gotsanyuk announces the launch of a ferry service “in the next few hours”.

13:16 : As part of their investigations (link in Russian), the Russian investigators also claim to have the first elements on the truck and its owner. This is a resident of the Krasnodar Territory. Investigative operations were launched at his home. The vehicle route is under revision. Follow our live.

13:38 : It’s about “probably passengers in a car that was next to the exploded truck, informs the department’s Telegram channel (in Russian). At this time, the bodies of two victims, a man and a woman, have already been retrieved from the water. Their identity is being established.”

13:11 : explosion on the Krim Bridge did itat least three diedaccording to the committee Russian investigation.

12:57 p.m : Shaka laka boom boom 🧨🌉 Die Liberation der Krim beginnt. NOW https://t.co/sTVg0hnytG

12:56 p.m : It is the turn of the Ukrainian ambassador in Germany to welcome the explosion of the Crimean bridge. “The Liberation of Crimea Begins. NOW”, writes Andrij Melnyk on Twitter.

14:08 : The fire on the Crimean bridge gives ideas to the Ukrainian post. She announces that she will market stamps with the image of the building… on fire. On Facebook, the head of the company talks about 7 million copies. He even promises a reference to the film titanic.

The Ukrainian post is not in its first attempt. She had already put an anti-Russian stamp on sale at the beginning of the war.

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12:53 p.m. : The explosion of the Crimean bridge, which has become impassable, will have major consequences, according to the geopolitician Cyrille Bret. It is about a “obvious military target” for the Ukrainian forces. “This bridge is used to transport everything that Crimea lacks: building materials, food… Crimea is a somewhat underdeveloped area from an economic point of view. Of course, it is also used to transport military equipment “, notes the specialist at franceinfo.

12:51 p.m. : Here’s a new item in the news this Saturday morning:

• Moscow opened a criminal investigation” after the explosion that took place early this morning on the Crimean bridge. The building, symbol of the annexation of the peninsula by Russia in 2014, is used to transport mainly Russian military equipment. Follow our live.

The vice-president of Hauts-de-France reassures: School buses will continue “to ride at the beginning of the week” after opening reserve stocks. The region is particularly affected by fuel supply difficulties.

• The French “passing through Iran is encouraged to leave the country as soon as possible due to the risk of arbitrary detention to which they are exposed”warns the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on its website.

• Successful participation in the women’s XV competition in France in the World Cup. 40 to 5 win against South Africa tonight in Auckland (New Zealand).

13:02 : After the fire, the Krimbroen is completely out of service. Neither trains nor cars can use it. Passengers whose trains leave Crimea today are asked to postpone their journey.

Russian police also stop trucks on their way to the bridge, reports the Russian news agency RIA Novosti. Heavy trucks pile up in large parking lots and near gas stations.

13:00 : For Moscow, there is no doubt that Kiev is behind this fire. The head of the Crimean Assembly condemns a coup “Ukrainian vandals”. If Ukraine is indeed at the origin, it would be a snap for Russia to see that such crucial infrastructure and so far from the front could be damaged by Ukrainian forces.

11:03 : A new video published online shows significant damage to the Crimea Bridge following reported explosions in the early morning hours of October 8. The illegally constructed bridge connects the Russian-occupied Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea with the Russian mainland via the Kerch Strait.

11:03 : The Ukrainian daily Kyiv Post just released a new video of the ongoing fire on the Krimbroen. We see several railroad tanks on fire.

10:30 : “Go!”Vladimir Putin opens the Crimea road bridge, May 15, 2018 https://t.co/9cHD8uDkKp

12:49 p.m : The Crimean Bridge was so associated with the Russian leader that some went so far as to call it the “Putin Bridge”. Here are some archive photos of its inauguration in the presence of the Russian President in May 2018.

10:26 a.m : The moment of the explosion on the Kerch bridge connecting #Crimea with #Russia and photos of the significant damage https://t.co/Vr9K0JodcT

12:48 p.m : The explosion of the Krimbroen seen from the inside. In this video shared by a journalist from France 24, we clearly see two runways collapsing into the sea.

09:54 : Доброго ранку, Україно! 🇺🇦 https://t.co/UQMI6LheSR

10:47 a.m : And in the meantime, we are cheering in Ukraine. “This is the beginning. Everything that was built illegally must be destroyed, everything that has been stolen must be returned to Ukraine.” for example, writes on Twitter the adviser to Volodymyr Zelensky, Mykhaïlo Podoliak.

Also seen, this video montage made by Oleksiy Danilov, the Minister of State for Defense. The broken bridge on one side, Marilyn Monroe singing Happy birthday, Mr. President the other. Report that Vladimir Putin celebrated his 70th birthday yesterday.

09:51 : Video of damage to the Krimbroen. https://t.co/roEjIKH19B https://t.co/DwsS5O625g

09:50 : In this video taken from the bridge, we can clearly see that one of the two roads is completely destroyed. Traffic is obviously interrupted.

12:45 p.m. : Russia did not withdraw. Moscow announces that it has been opened “a criminal investigation” after the explosion that this morning seriously damaged the important bridge connecting Crimea with Russia. The fire was caused by a car bomb, says the Russian Anti-Terrorism Committee. Follow our live.

09:13 : According to data from the Russian mass media, “the fuel tank is on fire.” #Crimea #CrimeanBridge https://t.co/krJMi8vthB

12:41 p.m. : This 19 kilometer long bridge spans the Kerch Peninsula. Symbol of the annexation of Crimea by Russia, it had been built at great expense on the orders of Vladimir Putin. Ukrainian daily Kyiv Post released a video showing the fire in progress.

09:08 : The Crimean bridge, symbol of the Russian annexation in 2014, was partially destroyed after an explosion.

12:45 p.m. : Here’s a first item on the news this Saturday morning:

• A fire broke out on the bridge connecting Crimea and Russia. It is a car bomb which is the cause of the fire, confirms the Russian anti-terrorist committee. Traffic on the bridge is currently closed.

• The French “passing through Iran is encouraged to leave the country as soon as possible due to the risk of arbitrary detention to which they are exposed”warns the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on its website.

• Successful participation in the women’s XV competition in France in the World Cup. 40 to 5 win against South Africa tonight in Auckland (New Zealand).

Emmanuel Macron calls on oil groups and unions to “responsibility” in light of the supply difficulties of recent days.

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