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Railway explosion in Odessa classified as terrorist act

January 04, 2015, 5:42 UTC+3 ODESSA
All the materials of the case will be sent to the Ukraine Security Service department of the Odessa region
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ODESSA, Ukraine, January 4 /TASS/. A tank wagon with petroleum products exploded at the Peresyp railway station near Odessa on Saturday in what was classified as a terrorist act. “The explosion took place as a result of the detonation of an explosive device. All the materials of the case will be sent to the Ukraine Security Service department of the Odessa region,” Anastasiya Yakubenko, the acing press service chief of the Ukrainian Interior Ministry told a Ukrainian television channel “112” on Saturday.

No casualties were reported and no train traffic was disrupted.

A series of powerful explosions have rocked through Odessa since December. All of them have been classified as terrorist acts. As a result, the authorities have sent Ukraine’s National Guard units to Odessa to safeguard security.

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