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Blast shakes US Embassy compound in Kyiv

Ukrainian law enforcers believe the incident was an act of terrorism.

Blast shakes US Embassy compound in Kyiv

An unidentified device exploded on the territory of the US Embassy in Kyiv's Shevchenkivskyy district at around midnight on 8 June, the metropolitan police said.

"An unknown person threw an unidentified explosive device on the territory of the diplomatic mission. No one was injured as a result of the explosion," a report said.

Criminal proceedings were opened under Art. 258 (terrorist act) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

Photo: facebook.com/Kyiv Police

Earlier, on the night of 28 to 29 March, a grenade launcher was shot at the Consulate of Poland in Lutsk. The projectile hit the wall just inches from the window of the room where a consular officer was sleeping. The facade of the building was damaged, but no one was hurt.

Ukrainian authorities said Russian special services were behind the incident.