Powerful explosion rocked Odesa at night. The Interior Ministry said it was a terrorist attack. PHOTOS

A powerful explosion hit the basement of the house situated on the Koblevska Str. in Odesa at 12:30 a.m. Thursday.

Censor.NET reports citing the press service of the Interior Ministry of Ukraine Main Directorate in Odesa region.

"The explosion damaged two offices situated in the semi-basement floor of the three-storey house on Koblevska Street, as well as nearby parked cars. Several apartments have their windows shattered. There are no casualties as a result of the explosion," the statement reads.

The agency also noted that the report on the explosion on 40 Koblevska Street in Odesa was received by police today, March 5 at 12:30 a.m.


The bomb-disposal experts, the investigative team of the Prymorskyi district police department, and the police authorities promptly arrived at the scene.

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"According to the preliminary examination of the crime scene, it was found that the explosion stroke premises in semi-basement of the three-storey residential building, rented by business entities. The explosion damaged two offices and several cars which belonged to the residents of the house and were parked in the courtyard," the Interior Ministry noted.

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Police officers are currently working at the scene finding the circumstances of the incident. No casualties were incurred.


The investigators determined the incident as a terrorist attack (Article 258 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

It should be noted that the office of Pravyi Sector (Right Sector) is situated in the semi-basement of the house on Koblevska Street in Odesa, where the bomb exploded.

According to Pravyi Sector press secretary Varvara Chornoivanenko, three people, who were in the premises during the incident, received light injuries and were able to leave the office by themselves, Hromadske reports. They received medical assistance from the emergency team, which arrived at the scene.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/p327276