Grenades in Kyiv were thrown by policeman suspected of arms trade

Source : 112 Ukraine

Security Service of Ukraine commented on the explosion near Lisna metro station; criminal case was opened
18:05, 7 March 2018

Kyiv police

The man who detonated two grenades near Lisna metro station on March 6 is a former Berkut officer. This was reported by the press secretary of the Security Service Olena Hitlianska to

“This was a special operation of the Security Service. Our officers tried to detain an arms trader; measures of the investigation were being taken. The offender turned out to be a police officer with connection to the former Berkut. When he understood that there were Security Service officers who intend to arrest him, he threw the grenade and ran away,” Hitlianska noted.

She added that law enforcers opened criminal proceedings regarding an attempted murder of a law enforcement officer. The investigation continues.

Related: Drunken ex-soldier of Donbas Conflict opens fire, throws three grenades at police, neighbors

As it was reported earlier two grenades exploded in Kyiv on Brovarsky avenue near Lisna metro station. Grenade splinter injured one man. He is receiving medical aid. The traffic in Brovary direction was blocked. The police announced the “amber alert.” Bomb-disposal experts, criminalists, doctors, emergency service and patrol police were present at the site.

Related: Day in Donbas: Militants used grenade launchers, machine guns and small arms

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