SIMFEROPOL, October 21. /TASS/. The high (yellow) terrorist threat level, which had been introduced in some areas adjacent to the Crimean Bridge, has been extended in some of Crimea’s districts until November 7, Crimea’s Head, Sergey Aksyonov, said on Friday.
"In order to ensure security and anti-terrorist protection of the Republic of Crimea and its citizens, the high (yellow) terrorist threat level will stay in force from 20:00 on October 23 to 20:00 November 7, 2022 in the municipalities of Armyansk, Dzhankoi, Kerch, Krasnoperekopsk and in the Dzhankoi, Krasnoperekopsk and Lenin districts," Aksyonov wrote on his Telegram channel.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he signed a decree on imposing martial law in four new regions of Russia. This was announced at the Security Council’s meeting held via video link.
The Russian Constitution stipulates that in the event of aggression against Russia or a direct threat of aggression, the president is empowered to impose martial law in Russia or some of its regions and must immediately inform the Federation Council and the State Duma.
On the morning of October 8, a truck exploded on the Crimean Bridge, collapsing two eastbound parts of its road section and subsequently setting ablaze a train of fuel tanks on a separate, adjacent rail portion of the bridge. As a result of the blast, four people were killed. A government commission chaired by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin was set up after the incident. Rail traffic has been restored on the bridge, which was also partly reopened for buses, automobiles and trucks weighing up to 40 tons.