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Explosion in Shevchenko park in Kyiv was a terrorist act?

Interior Minister does not rule out

Interior Minister of Ukraine Yuri Lutsenko does not rule out that the explosion in Kyiv Shevchenko park on April 21 was a terrorist act.

“The main version is hooliganism or a terrorist act by extremist groups, which, probably, in such a way celebrated the birthday of Hitler”, said Yuri Lutsenko answering an UNIAN question.

The Minister stressed that such groups have become more and more active in Ukraine. “It is a big problem, and, in this case, the Interior Ministry will do its best to catch and punish the offenders”, Yuri Lutsenko noted.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the explosion took place in Shevchenko part at around 19.10 on April 21. Its capacity was up to 100 gm in TNT equivalent. Two girls - students of the Taras Shevchenko University, who were walking in the park, were slightly injured in their hands and legs with chips from a near-by wooden bench. Both the girls were taken to Kyiv hospitals.

6 windows in three apartments of a buildings at the Tereshenskaya Street were damaged with the blast wave. The case is under investigation of police.

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