Rockets hit house of former head of police in Zakarpattia Oblast

Source : 112 Ukraine

Police, rescuers and doctors were on the scene
09:47, 28 January 2017

The house of the former head of the regional police, Vasyl Vartsaba, in Zakarpattia region was attacked with a grenade launcher, 112 Ukraine" TV channel informed.

Information about the incident arrived to the rescuers after 21 hours. Large-scale fire started in the house after the shot was made.

"The was fire, it has been localized. The rescuers were having problems with this, as there were no hydrants in the area, there were no sufficient water sources, so they had to involve utility serviced, in particular, Vodokanal vehicles brought water to extinguish the fire. According to our sources, this is really a private house of the former head of the Interior Ministry,” the correspondent of “112 Ukraine” reported from the scene.

It was also reported that rescuers, police and medics were still at the scene.

Later, the reporter clarified that the police officially confirmed that the shelling was carried out from a rocket launcher, its remains were found on the site. In addition, neighboring houses were damaged as a result of attack – windows are broken. There are no victims in this incident.

Vartsaba headed the regional police in 2003-2004 and 2012-2014, respectively. After the Revolution, he dismissed from his office by the current Interior Minister Arsen Avakov.

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