Ukraine war live updates: Russia seizes Danone and Carlsberg operations in the country; two dead in Crimea bridge blast

Two people were killed and their daughter was wounded in what Russia says was an attack by Ukraine on the Crimean bridge.

The 12-mile road and rail bridge, which connects Russia to the Crimean Peninsula that Moscow annexed illegally from Ukraine in 2014, has been a key artery for Russian troops fighting in Ukraine and was personally opened by Vladimir Putin as point of national pride.

A general view shows a road-and-rail bridge, which is constructed to connect the Russian mainland with the Crimean peninsula, at sunrise in the Kerch Strait, Crimea November 26, 2018.

REUTERS | Pavel Rebrov

Explosions were heard before dawn, Reuters reports. Traffic has been halted on the bridge, and unverified photos on social media show a large section of the road split off from the rest of the bridge and hanging to one side close to the water. Ukrainian authorities have not made any official comment.

Meanwhile, Russia has seized operations belonging to French food manufacturer Danone and Danish brewer Carlsberg in the country, and warned of more seizures of Western assets in retaliation, Moscow said, for the treatment of Russian companies in the West.


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