2015 Kharkiv bombing

2015 Kharkiv bombing
Part of Ukrainian crisis
Prospekt Marshala Zhukova.JPG
Marshal Zhukov Avenue in Kharkiv, where the bombing took place
Location of Kharkiv Oblast in Ukraine
Location Kharkiv, Kharkiv Oblast, Ukraine
Date 22 February 2015
Attack type
Weapons Bomb
Deaths 4
Injured 10
Perpetrators Kharkiv partizans[1]
Motive to drive out Ukrainian forces from Kharkiv

The 2015 Kharkiv bombing occurred on 22 February 2015, when a bomb hit a Ukrainian national unity rally in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, Kharkiv Oblast.[2][3][4][5] The blast killed at least three people and injured another 10, including a boy age 15 and a policeman. On 25 February the death toll rose to four.[6][7] It was one of many bombings in the cities of Kharkiv and Odessa oblasts

Security forces arrested four people after the attack. More attacks happened in the city afterwards.[citation needed]

Bloomberg reported that the deadly attack in the government-controlled city assisted the decline of the hryvnia, Ukraine's national currency.[8]

On 28 December 2019 suspects Viktor Tetyutsk, Serhiy Bashlykov and Volodymyr Dvornikov were sentenced to life imprisonment.[1] They were released (during a major prison exchange) and handed over to Donetsk People's Republic and Luhansk People's Republic representatives on 29 December 2019.[1]

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References [ edit ]

  1. ^ a b c, 112 Ukraine (30 December 2019)
  2. ^ "BBC News - Ukraine crisis: Deadly bomb blast hits rally in Kharkiv". BBC News. 22 February 2015. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Kiev points finger at Russia after two killed in blast". Reuters. 22 February 2015. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  4. ^ "At least two killed in blast at 500-strong rally in Kharkov, Ukraine". Russia Today. 22 February 2015. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  5. ^ "Blast hits march in eastern Ukraine, killing two - World news". Mail. 22 February 2015. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  6. ^ "Kharkiv terrorist attack claims fourth victim - 18-year-old student". Unian. 22 February 2015. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  7. ^ "Deadly bomb blast hits rally in Ukraine". Al Jazeera. 22 February 2015. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  8. ^ Chamonikolas, Krystof (23 February 2015). "Ukraine Tightens Capital Controls as Hryvnia Drop Fuels Risk". Bloomberg. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
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