The decree specifies that the safety of the bridge is entrusted to the services of the FSB, heirs of the KGB
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree to strengthen the security measures of the Kerch bridge, as well as the gas pipeline and the electricity grid bridge connecting Crimea to Russia. This was reported by TASS, after a powerful explosion this morning severely damaged the bridge between Crimea and Russia.
The decree specifies that the safety of the bridge is entrusted to the services of the FSB, heirs of the KGB. “The FSB will have powers to organize and coordinate protective measures for the transport route on the Kerch bridge”, as well as for the gas pipeline and the electricity bridge between Crimea and Russia, reports the text of the decree.
Until now, the security of the bridge was divided between three entities, explained the Russian MP Alexander Chinstein: the Ministry of Defense monitored the airspace, the National Guard Rosgvardya was in charge of maritime surveillance and the Ministry of Transport controlled the car and rail traffic on the bridge. .
Before Putin signed the decree, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov had offered his militia to guard the bridge.