Owner of car exploded in Kyiv is Ukraine’s Armed Forces’ officer, Donbas veteran

Source : 112 Ukraine

The prosecution considers that the incident could be a terrorist act
16:28, 15 June 2018

Kyiv police

An owner of a car, which exploded on June 14 in Sviatoshyno district of Kyiv is the reserve officer and Donbas soldier. Andry Kryshchenko, the Head of the National Police in Kyiv claimed this as 112 Ukraine reported.

According to Kryshchenko, the owner of abandoned car – is a man born in 1977, he served at Ukraine’s Armed Forces and participated in the combat actions. At the moment, he is at the district police office and the prosecutors work with him. He is accused of illegal handling of weapons.

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Interior Minister of Ukraine Arsen Avakov supposed that the owner put the explosive into the car himself to prevent the robbery of the tools, however, the prosecution works out other versions.

“We do not exclude that somebody put it as the car was unsupervised for a long period of time. The possibility of the terrorist act is also considered. We cooperate with the SBU on this version,” he emphasized.

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As we reported earlier, four children were hospitalized as a result of the explosion of the car in the Sviatoshyn district on June 14. 

The Law Enforcement Officers figured out that the ground zero of the explosion was the car that was parked for a long time nearby one of the buildings.

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According to preliminary information, four children aged between 5 and 11 got into the car to play there. There they found the thing that exploded. As a result of the incident, a boy and 3 girls got hurt. Yana Nerush, the Deputy Chief of Police Communications of Kyiv reported live on 112 Ukraine.

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