Russia-Ukraine war live: Putin to hold security council meeting after Crimea bridge explosion

Putin to hold meeting of security council on Monday

The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, will hold a meeting of his security council on Monday, the Kremlin’s spokesperson, Dmitry Peskov, has said.

It comes after an explosion on Saturday caused the collapse of part of a bridge linking the Crimean peninsula with Russia.

The Kremlin says Putin will hold a security council session on Monday, in the first instance of him actually planning to do anything since the Crimean bridge was struck.

— max seddon (@maxseddon) October 9, 2022

Updated at 11.15 EDT

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This article was written by Maya Yang (now); Joe Middleton and Helen Pidd (earlier) and originally published on