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Assault on Ukraine's ambassador in U.K. was not terrorist act, - police of London

The investigation on the use of firearms is being carried out by police officers
08:33, 14 April 2019

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The police of London do not treat the incident as the terrorist-related one. The press service of the Scotland Yard reports this.

“The incident is not being treated as terrorist-related,” the report said.

"As is standard procedure, an investigation is now ongoing into the discharge of a police firearm during this incident. While this takes place, I would like to pay tribute to the officers involved in this incident who responded this morning and put themselves in harm's way as they do every day to keep the people of London safe," Chief Superintendent Andy Walker, from the Met's Specialist Firearms Command, stated.

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Earlier, the shooting began near the Embassy of Ukraine in London.
At about 10 am, the car intentionally rammed the official vehicle of the Ambassador of Ukraine to the United Kingdom, parked near the diplomatic department.

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The police immediately arrived at the scene and blocked the intruder. However, despite this, the driver hit the ambassador’s car again.

Police are identifying the suspect and the motives for his attack.

At the same time, Express reports that the incident occurred near the Holland-Park road in Kensington. Both sides of the road are now cordoned off, armed guards are on the scene.

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