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 Explosion rocked branch of Sberbank of Russia in Kyiv, - police

An explosion occurred near a branch of Sberbank of Russia in Kyiv tonight. The blast damaged a door, and windows on the first, second, and third floors of the banking outlet building. The incident inflicted no casualties.

Censor.NET reports citing the press service of the Interior Ministry Main Directorate in Kyiv.

"An explosion rocked one of the banking facilities on Peremohy Avenue today at 3 p.m. Security guards said that the alarm went off. Law enforcement officers and employees of the guard service company immediately left for the scene. Bomb experts carefully checked the area searching for possible explosive objects and then started inspection of the scene. They have found items to be subjected to a study to determine parameters of an explosive device and type of trigger mechanism. The police have interviewed a lot of people, carefully gathering information about the offense. In addition, there are surveillance cameras installed on the building, the footage by which will be seized and attached to the materials of the criminal proceedings," the statement reads.

It is noted that the explosion damaged the outside door and show-window glass of the facility. Moreover, windows of the apartments on the second and third floors located over the entrance to the financial institution have been damaged as well.

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"The Investigation team of the Kyiv's Sviatoshyn district police department has registered the information about the incident in the Unified Register of Pre-trial Investigations. Criminal proceedings have been initiated under Part 1 of the Article 258 (act of terrorism) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The article provides for imprisonment for a term of five to 10 years with or without confiscation of property. The pre-trial investigation is underway. The law enforcers are establishing individuals involved in the commission of the offense," Interior Ministry Main Directorate in Kyiv Head Oleksandr Tereshchuk said.

 
 
 
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