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Ukraine: Explosions set by someone in trash cans and such…

Explosions have shaken the Ukrainian city of Dnepropetrovsk injuring at least 27 people. The blasts struck a series of locations in the city center. Local authorities have begun a terrorist investigation into the incident. The first explosion went off as a crowded tram pulled into a stop injuring five passengers. Local authorities say it was caused by a bomb planted in a nearby rubbish bin. “The explosion was at a tram stop. The shock-waves smashed the tram’s windows, and the doors buckled on two cars passing by. In one car, the airbags popped out. Police were there in a minute, fire fighters arrived in about five minutes,” writes Master_Tyre, a city web forum user. Forty minutes afterwards a second explosion was reported close to the city’s railway station, wounding seven while the third hit a park injuring one woman…

This is a sad thing. Damn sick people that do this. Seems like I heard that 4 explosions at 4 different places went of in the same city. These people hurt are just innocent people that ride metro and buses and such. It takes a real big powerful idiots, to hurt innocent people. With all the things to go against in the world, trying to hurt and kill people is not the answer…

The people injure are grandmas, women, children and such. Why?

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  1. admin Post author | April 27, 2012

    KIEV, April 27 (Itar-Tass) — Some 27 people, including nine children, were wounded in several blasts in Dnepropetrovsk, a source in the Ukrainian Ministry of Emergency Situations reported on Friday.

    “A total of 27 people were injured,” press secretary of the Ministry of Emergency Situations Yulia Yershova said, noting that no casualties were reported in the fourth explosion. The fifth and sixth blasts were also reported, but this report is not confirmed officially.

  2. admin Post author | April 28, 2012

    The Russian and Polish special services have already offered their help, he added.

    He also raised doubts about whether the attacks should be qualified as acts of terrorism.

    “I would not immediately declare that those were terrorist attacks,” he said. “Let us understand first how this crime should be qualified.”

    More than 20 people were hospitalized with fragmentation wounds following the attacks, emergencies services said. Four of them are in a grave condition. At least 10 minors were among those injured.

    The bombs exploded at a tram stop in central Dnepropetrovsk, outside a cinema, near a railway terminal and in a public park. All of the explosive devices were placed in garbage bins.

    No one has claimed responsibility for the attacks. President Viktor Yanukovych described them as “yet another challenge for us, for the entire country.” He is expected to visit Dnepropetrovsk on Saturday, his press service said.

    Security has been strengthened across the city, and army units have been deployed to patrol the streets. All mass events in the city have been cancelled until May 2.

  3. admin Post author | April 28, 2012

    Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was Saturday expected to visit the eastern city of Dnipropetrovsk rocked by a series of explosions that injured 26 people ahead of the Euro-2012 football tournament.
    Four blasts went off in central Dnipropetrovsk yesterday, wounding 26, the emergency situations ministry said Saturday, revising an earlier figure of 27.
    It said that 22 people remained in hospital, with three in a serious condition, one of them a teenager.
    Yanukovych who called the attacks a challenge to the nation was expected to visit the Russian-speaking city later in the day joining top officials including the interior minister, after prosecutors opened a probe into possible terrorism.
    The so-far unclaimed attacks came just weeks before Ukraine and Poland co-host the the European football championship, starting June 8, and coincided with an anti-terrorism security drill at a host stadium in Kiev.
    Although Dnipropetrovsk is not a host city in the country’s first major international sports event, it lies on the route of a tour the trophy will be taken on, due to visit the city of one million on May 21.
    Dnipropetrovsk is also the home town of Yanukovych’s fiercest foe, the 2004 Orange Revolution leader Yulia Tymoshenko, who is serving a disputed jail sentence that has strained Ukraine’s ties with the European Union.
    The first bomb, hidden in a rubbish bin, exploded shortly before noon Friday, followed by three more blasts over the next hour, all in the same busy part of the city.
    Europe’s football governing body UEFA said it was confident Ukraine could ensure security despite the attacks, though Donald Tusk, prime minister of co-host Poland, said: “This issue needs to be treated with the utmost seriousness.”
    The head of the Football Federation of Ukraine Grigory Surkis said the blasts aimed at undermining Ukraine’s ability to host the tournament.
    “There are enough reasons that the aim is to torpedo the tournament in Ukraine at all costs and compromise our country in the eyes of the international community,” he said in a statement to AFP.
    The EU’s foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said the European Union was in close contact with Ukraine and ready to provide assistance.

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