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Top prosecutor: Hrushevskyy St blast was to target soldiers

The explosive bounced back from the side of the car carrying Ukrainian servicemen.

Top prosecutor: Hrushevskyy St blast was to target soldiers
Photo: Max Trebukhov

Prosecutor-General Yuriy Lutsenko has said that the explosive which detonated in Kyiv's Hrushevskyy Street on 24 August and wounded three persons was to target servicemen.

Talking to journalists the next day, he said that the device was hurled to hit a car carrying Ukrainian Armed Forces servicemen. It bounced back from the side of the car, exploded and seriously wounded several civilians who happened to be relatives of Hero of Ukraine sniper Valeriy Chybineyev.

"Bomb experts are working now, they will prove a clear classification of the device. Further legal classification of the crime depends on this," he said.

He expects the experts' conclusions by Monday, 28 August.

The case is being investigated as attempted murder.