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Crimean Bridge traffic resumes after brief suspension - Russia-installed operator

FILE PHOTO: Crimea bridge damaged following alleged attack

(Reuters) -Traffic on the main bridge linking the Russian mainland with the Crimean Peninsula resumed after a brief suspension early on Sunday, the Russian-installed operator of the bridge said on the Telegram messaging app.

The administration did not disclose the reason for the suspension. Russia annexed the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine in 2014 in a move condemned by many Western governments as illegal.

The Crimean Bridge has been a target of increased air and sea drone attacks in recent months.

(Reporting by Lidia Kelly in Melbourne; Editing by Lincoln Feast.)