Russia has banned the traffic of vessels that have not been loaded in Russia through the Kerch Strait.
Source: Russian state-owned news agency TASS, citing a source in the Ministry of Transport of Turkey
Details: Russia has banned the traffic of vessels loaded outside the Russian Federation through the Kerch Strait into the Sea of Azov.
Propagandists were informed about this in the Directorate-General of Maritime Affairs under the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure of Turkey.
Why this is important: Perhaps, the Russians are afraid of another explosion of the Kerch Bridge.
- On 8 October, Russia reported that a lorry exploded and fuel tanks caught fire on the Kerch Bridge as a result. Two spans of the carriageway of the road from Krasnodar to Kerch have collapsed.
- Sergey Aksyonov, the “head” of the occupation administration of Crimea, has claimed that the movement of cars and buses across the Crimean Bridge has resumed.
- On 18 October, Marat Khusnullin, Deputy Chairman of the Government, announced during his speech at the State Duma that the movement of lorries weighing up to 40 tons is allowed through the Kerch Bridge.