An explosion has hit the Crimean Bridge, damaging Russia's supply route to Ukraine.

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The explosion dealt a severe blow to President Vladimir Putin's plans to control Ukraine.

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The destruction of the bridge, which was a road and rail connection from Russia to the Ukrainian peninsula that the Kremlin annexed illegally in 2014,is just another blow to Russia's war efforts in Ukraine. 

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday that the government had no timeline for repairing the 12-mile bridge, adding that the process "will take as long as it takes."

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The truck explosion that set ablaze fuel tankers as a freight train crossed the bridge, according to Russia's Investigative Committee, is still under investigation and the cause of the blast is still unknown.

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In 2018, Putin personally opened the $4 billion Kerch Bridge - which spans the Kerch Strait between the Black and Azov seas.After the explosion, thick plumes of smoke and flames could be seen from a distance.

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Russia's invasion and illegal annexation of Crimea in 2014 was a precursor to the invasion Putin launched this year.

Crimea has been used as a major base of operations for Russian forces, and Russia has now claimed to annex four other Ukrainian regions.

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