A TOP Putin ally has called for a revenge bomb strike on Tower Bridge after today’s kamikaze drone strike on a key Crimean Bridge.
The Putin propagandist has pointed the finger at Britain for the attack, in the latest of instance of Russia blaming the west as it flounders in Ukraine.
The head of RT propaganda media empire Margarita Simonyan – a close Putin ally – said she suspected the attack on the Crimean Bridge was carried out “with the help of British intelligence.”
She threatened: “Does this make Tower Bridge a legitimate? For me, that’s quite it.”
Traffic was brought to a standstill due to what was initially described as an “emergency” on the Russian side of the bridge.
Dramatic images showed mangled and contorted metal barriers on the warped roadway, which is a major supply route for Putin’s troops fighting in Ukraine.
Russian foreign ministry puppet Maria Zakharova said: “The decision to attack the Crimean bridge is made by Ukrainian officials and the military, with the participation of American and British intelligence services.”
She alleged that Britain and the US were “in charge of the terrorist state structure” in Ukraine.
Reports claim that Ukraine may have launched the strike on Putin’s prized bridge to disrupt its military supply route.
Debris from a suspected “jet-ski-style” kamikaze marine drone was found near the bridge, Mash media outlet reported.
A similar one was blown up by Russian forces in Sevastopol as it approached Putin’s warships on Sunday, according to reports.
It has now been claimed that Ukraine’s Security Service and Naval Forces orchestrated the attack.
Former Russian president Dmitry Medvedev said: “The world and our own experience shows that it is impossible to fight terrorists with international sanctions, intimidation or exhortations.
“They only understand the language of power. Only personal and completely inhumane methods.
“Therefore, it is necessary to blow up their own houses and the houses of their relatives.”
Russian senator Vladimir Dzhabarov insisted Putin redouble efforts to invade Ukraine.
“Ukraine must be completely cut off from the Black Sea, otherwise the threats to Crimea will be repeated again and again,” he said.
“Odessa and Mykolaiv should again become Russian regions.”
Another senator Andriy Klishas said “the denazification and demilitarisation of Ukraine are very urgent tasks”.
The Russian Investigative Committee was today seen scouring the blitzed bridge as they began a criminal investigation into the blast.
Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov made clear the grain export deal – allowing the export of Ukrainian grain – was now terminated.
He claimed to know who was behind the bridge blasts – and “are aware of the insidiousness of the Kyiv regime”.
Russian couple Natalya Kulik, 36, and her husband Alexei, 40, died in their car in the bridge explosion earlyand their 14-year-old daughter Angelina remains in hospital.
Russia media has reported teen Angelina, who remains in hospital, lost her memory after the explosion and cannot remember the name of her parents.
In an audio call, Angelina’s aunt, who was in the car ahead of the teen and her parents said they didn’t see the explosion but heard it.
She said: “I heard it twice – once quietly, the second time louder.”