The Russian Investigative Committee has opened a criminal case against a US journalist who proposed blowing up the Crimean Bridge, which links southern Russia and Crimea, the committee said Thursday.
Svetlana Petrenko, spokeswoman for Russia's Investigative Committee, told reporters on Thursday that Rogan's article "contains signs of public calls for terrorist activity on the territory of Russian Federation".More news: Eagles' White House visit reportedly happening next month
Russian law allows authorities to launch criminal cases against foreign citizens and into crimes committed outside Russian territory when such crimes infringe the rights of Russian citizens or companies and also in cases when basic human rights are violated.
"NATO condemns Russia's construction and partial opening of the Kerch Strait bridge between Russian Federation and Crimea", NATO deputy spokesman Piers Cazalet said. "It aims to harden Russia's unlawful hold on the peninsula and to forcibly isolate it from the rest of Ukraine". According to the journalist, Ukraine has the resources that will allow you to strike from the air on the bridge so that at least temporarily incapacitate him.More news: Torch Run for Special Olympics South Dakota comes through Rapid City
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday inaugurated the bridge across the Kerch Strait to the Crimean Peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014. The link is vital for Crimea, as the peninsula was previously only accessible from Russian Federation by sea and air.More news: Tottenham's Winks signs new long-term deal