Relatives of sniper who fought in Donbas injured in explosion in central Kyiv
The wife, mother-in-law and a friend of sniper company commander Capt. Valeriy Chibineyev have been injured in an explosion, which was set off on Hrushevskoho Street in central Kyiv on Ukraine Independence Day, 112. Ukraine television reported.
"We have hospitalized two out of three injured people, that is, a man and a woman," a duty doctor said.
Injured people are in stable condition, according to the TV footage.
A criminal inquiry was launched over the explosion on Hrushevskoho Street in Kyiv on the count of attempted murder committed in a way dangerous for the life of many people, the Kyiv police communications department said.
Law enforcers are working at the blast site, are searching at the crime scene, and are establishing witnesses and eyewitnesses, as well as CCTV cameras, which could record the moment of the blast.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko awarded company commander snipers of the 79th separate Airborne Assault Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Highly Mobile Airborne Troops Capt. Valeriy Chibineyev the honorary title of the Hero of Ukraine at a parade on the occasion of the 25th Ukrainian independence anniversary on Khreschatyk on August 24, 2016.
Capt. Chibineyev has fought near Krasny Lyman, Donetsk region, in 2014. In January 2015, he has participated in the hostilities outside Donetsk Airport.
The captain has identified "12 confirmed targets", according to the Ukrainian Armed Forces.