Ukrainian law enforcement officers qualify the incident as a terrorist act, excluding the possibility of a gas cylinder explosion.
Locals say that the explosion of the car occurred at a time when the children were supposed to return from school. More victims were avoided, as many high school students stayed a bit at school.
According to the habitual for Ukraine Maidan, the administration of the region blamed Russia and Putin personally for the incident. UNIAN cites the statement of the deputy head of the Kherson Regional State Administration Valentina Sycheva:
These are the methods of warfare of our neighbor. Undeclared, hybrid warfare, terrorist acts. These are all Putin's methods of explaining to people how good it is in Russia. They need this in order to sow fear at the border with the Crimea.
In Crimea, responded to such a statement. The authorities of the Republic of Crimea noted that the regional political elites of Ukraine are simply forced to see the Kremlin’s hand in everything, since they themselves actually supported the bloody coup d'état in Kiev, going in the wake of the fascists and other radicals who continued to destroy Ukraine.
Crimean Prosecutor Natalya Poklonskaya said that the explosion in Novoalekseevka occurred after the announcement of the ban on the activities of the so-called. "Majlis" in the Crimea. According to her, this is demonstrated by the handwriting of representatives of the very “Majlis”, which has already carried out terrorist acts in the Kherson region.