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Oshchadbank ATM in Kharkiv blown up, cash taken away

No casualties reported; the police search for the malefactors
13:54, 13 June 2018

National Police in Kharkiv region

An incident with the explosion occurred in Kharkiv, northeastern Ukraine, at about 4 a.m. Wednesday. It appears that unknown perpetrators blew up an ATM of Oshchadbank.

According to the press service of the National Police, no one suffered in the blast. The experts in pyrotechnics found out that the malefactors used a homemade explosive device.

'The unknown perpetrators took the money, with the actual sum being specified', reads the message.

The police are now deciding how to qualify the case, searching for the suspects and those who may be involved in the event.

Related: Amount of cash in Ukraine significantly increased, - National Bank

As we reported, the National Bank of Ukraine filed new suits against Ihor Kolomoyskyi, one of the former shareholders of the PrivatBank, to the Switzerland courts, as the press office of the National Bank reports.

"Both cases concern the enforcement of Kolomoisky's personal sureties given in 2016, in favor of the NBU, to guarantee repayment of the liquidity support loans extended between 2008 and 2015 by the National Bank of Ukraine to PrivatBank. In total, these claims seek to recover nearly $385 million due under five loan agreements," the press office reports.

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The first lawsuit was filed to the first instance court in Geneva (at the place of Kolomoisky's residence), the second one - to the Dnipropetrovsk Commercial Court (at the location of the former shareholder's property).

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