In the center of Kiev on the European Square near the national center "Ukrainian House" 8 August thundered an explosion, there are wounded, reports ITAR-TASS.
The first to the scene arrived police patrol crews. In the city Department of the Interior information about the explosion was confirmed. “Explosives experts and investigative-operational group left for the place”, - the representative of the Department of Internal Affairs said.
According to doctors, 2 people suffered from the explosion. After examining the wounded, one of the doctors told: “Currently it is extremely difficult to qualify injuries. One of the men injured more serious, he will need hospitalization ".
According to the testimony of eyewitnesses, "the place of the explosion is located under the parapet - the explosives were thrown from above, the glass was damaged by striking elements."
Later "Lenta.ru," with reference to the press service of the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs reported that the suspect in the explosion was detained. According to law enforcement officers, the incident occurred due to the fault of an unknown person who first threatened the director of the Ukrainian House, and then “threw a grenade in his direction and tried to escape.” However, the head with the help of other persons detained the attacker.
"Ukrainian House" was under the control of maydanovtsev from the beginning of 2014, the building was vacated only in late July. According to the staff of the museum, located under the roof of the national center, 64 exhibits in the amount of $ 185 thousand were missing from the foundations of the institution during the "occupation".
The incident occurred near the Independence Square, where the day before there were clashes between security forces and activists protesting against the authorities' attempts to eliminate tent camps and barricades.
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