The Security Service of Armenia opened a criminal case "on complicity in the commission of a terrorist act" because of the explosion on the Crimean bridge. This is stated on the website of the department.
“In order to verify the accuracy of the information received and to clarify all the circumstances of the case, the investigative department of the National Security Service of Armenia initiated a criminal case in connection with complicity in international terrorism, smuggling of explosives across the border of the EAEU by a group of persons, as well as forgery of documents,” the security service of the republic reports.
On the eve of the FSB said that the organizer of the explosion on the Crimean bridge on October 8 is the head of military intelligence of Ukraine Kirill Budanov. Another 12 people were allegedly involved in the attack, 8 of whom have already been detained. The FSB claims that the explosives, which were passed off as rolls of film, were sent from Odessa and crossed the borders of Bulgaria, Georgia and Armenia. The mined cargo was allegedly cleared by customs and received false documents in Armenia.
The Georgian authorities stated that the country was in no way involved in the explosion. They claim that "not a single cargo of TNT, not a single truck or wagon with explosives" crossed the Georgian border.
Armenia reported that the country's customs service "performed all necessary procedures" at the border and did not find any risks in the cargo, which appears in the Russian case of the terrorist attack on the bridge.
According to the FSB, the cargo was transported by several trucks. In Yerevan, the cargo passed customs clearance, and it was sent to Russia by DAF car. In Armavir, the truck left the cargo at the wholesale base, and from there it was picked up by another car.
Early in the morning on October 8, an explosion thundered on the automobile part of the Crimean bridge from the side of the Taman Peninsula. A truck exploded on the bridge, which set fire to the tanks of the train, which was walking along the railway part of the bridge. The moment of the explosion was caught on video. The ICR opened a criminal case.
The head of the parliament of the annexed peninsula, Volodymyr Konstantinov, specified that "Ukrainian vandals" damaged the roadbed. Russian President Vladimir Putin, at a meeting with the head of the Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin, said that the executors and customers of the undermining of the bridge were the special services of Ukraine. The Office of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky denied involvement in the explosion.