Attack on Polish tourist bus near Lviv qualified as terrorist act

15:00, 11 December 2017
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Criminal proceedings have been initiated under the article "terrorist act" into the damage incurred to a Polish tourist bus near Lviv, according to the press secretary of the SBU's Office in Lviv region Oleh Aleksandrov.

"Сriminal proceedings were launched under Article 258 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (a terrorist act, that is, using weapons, setting off an explosion, if such actions were committed with a view to violating public safety, intimidating the population, provoking a military conflict, and international complications – shall be punished with imprisonment for up to 10 years) into the fact of damage incurred to the bus on a parking lot of a hotel complex near the village of Sokilnyky near Lviv," he said.

According to the press officer, a number of examinations have now been appointed to determine the source of the blast.

As UNIAN learned from the press service of Lviv Regional State Administration, a bus carrying Polish tourists to Lviv was damaged in the early hours of December 10. It stood in a parking lot of a hotel outside Lviv. There was no one in the bus at the moment the explosion occurred.

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No casualties have been reported.

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