Crimean Blast: Poroshenko expresses condolences to families of deceased and injured

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukraine's President claimed that it is a tragedy, when Ukrainians die, no matter the place
23:20, 17 October 2018

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko expressed condolences to the Ukrainians, who lost their children and loved ones during the explosion at the Kerch Polytechnic College, reports the website of the Presidential Administration.

‘A hideous murder took place today in Kerch. The Prosecutor’s office reported me that a criminal proceeding is initiated,’ Poroshenko claimed.

Related: Ukraine ready to assist families of Kerch blast victims, - president representative

The President noted that the investigation is aimed at the identity of the potential killer and the terrible consequences of his actions.

Petro Poroshenko focused on the fact that the investigation of such cases is important for Ukraine because Crimea and the Ukrainians who live on its territory belong to Ukraine.

Related: Situation in Kerch needs international attention, - Ukraine's ombudswoman

‘Why is this so important for us? Because they are Ukrainian citizens. And, of course, when Ukrainian citizens die, it becomes a tragedy, no matter the place,’ he claimed.

Related: Majority of victims in Kerch explosion are teenagers, - Russia's Investigative Committee

As we reported an explosion thundered at a college in Kerch, the town in the Russian-occupied Crimea. As of now, it is known about the death of 18 people and the injury of 40, most of them are teenagers. The official version is the explosion of an unknown explosive device.

According to the preliminary information, an 18-year-old student of the fourth year of college Vladyslav Roslyakov conducted the mass murder. The investigation reported that Roslyakov shot up people in the college and then committed suicide.

Related: Explosion at Kerch college in occupied Crimea - 18 dead reported

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