Putin to watch joining of Turkish Stream gas pipeline sectionsBusiness & Economy June 22, 16:16
Moscow hopes Saudi king’s visit to Russia will take place soonRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 22, 16:14
Poll reveals every second Russian sees no real external military threatSociety & Culture June 22, 15:35
French Foreign Ministry expresses regret over assault and robbery of Russian delegateWorld June 22, 15:22
Moscow expects Russia - NATO Council meeting to be held in JulyRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 22, 15:18
Jury to deliver verdict on Nemtsov murder case on June 27Society & Culture June 22, 15:12
‘Syria Tomorrow’ opposition leader counts on Russia’s role in settling crisisWorld June 22, 14:26
Rosneft plans to increase oil refining in 2017Business & Economy June 22, 13:54
Putin lays wreath at Tomb of Unknown Soldier in MoscowSociety & Culture June 22, 13:49
LVOV, December 27 (Itar-Tass) - A suicide bomber who on Thursday blew himself up in one of the buildings of the Bukovinian State Medical University is believed to have had a row with one of the University professors over a private land plot in the gardening cooperative, the press service of the Chernovtsy regional prosecutor’s office reports.
Prosecutors have launched a pre-trail investigation.
In the meantime, the State Border Service of Ukraine on Thursday denied media reports that the suicide bomber was a former border guard.
The explosion roared through the University’s academic building on Thursday afternoon. According to preliminary reports, the 62-year-old local resident blew up an explosive device fixed on his body. Police in Chernovtsy told Itar-Tass that they knew the name of the suicide bomber but were keeping it secret in the interests of investigation.
The man himself died in the blast. A student and a professor were wounded.
"In connection with media reports that a former border guard could be linked to the explosion at the Medical University in Chernovtsy, the State Border Service of Ukraine would like to state the following. According to preliminary checking and reports received by the Service, a person who staged the explosion in an educational establishment in Chernovtsy has got nothing to do with the State Border Service,” the State Border Service of Ukraine said in a statement received by the Itar-Tass office in Chernovtsy.