ASTANA, October 14. /TASS/. Russia has enhanced security control measures at all critically important facilities across the country in the wake of the terrorist attack at the Crimean Bridge, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday.
"Certainly, following the terrorist attack against the Crimean Bridge proper authorities were tasked with enhancing security controls at all critically important facilities and were ordered to implement a set of [preventive] measures, including at energy facilities of various types and categories, as well as at transportation facilities," Putin said.
The Russian president added that "we have an enormous country so let’s hope that efforts in this direction are effective. So far, we have managed."
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, three 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 and automobiles.
The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) Center for Public Relations told TASS on Wednesday it had uncovered that the mastermind behind the terrorist attack on the Crimean Bridge was the head of Ukraine's military intelligence service, Kirill Budanov, and the explosives were delivered from Odessa via Bulgaria, Georgia and Armenia.