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Crimea Bridge Reopens to Car Traffic After Blast: Authorities

Alyona Popova / TASS

The bridge linking Moscow-annexed Crimea to the Russian mainland has reopened to car traffic after it was heavily damaged by an explosion, the Russian-installed head of the peninsula said on Saturday.

"Road traffic has begun on the Crimea bridge," Sergei Aksyonov, the Moscow-backed leader of Crimea, said on Telegram. He added that there are "full inspection procedures" for buses and cars using the bridge. 

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