Moscow hopes Kiev not to use protests at parliament for escalation in DonbassRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 18, 19:52
Russian journalist and TV host Ksenia Sobchak says she plans to run for presidentRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 18, 19:08
Mariinsky ballet troupe waltzes across America captivating US audiencesSociety & Culture October 18, 18:51
Gazprom says more than half of Power of Siberia pipeline readyBusiness & Economy October 18, 18:23
Ukraine's special forces storming tent camp outside parliamentWorld October 18, 18:18
Vibrant colors of Moscow's autumnSociety & Culture October 18, 18:16
Baltic Fleet ships enter North SeaMilitary & Defense October 18, 18:05
Russia not eyeing branding US media outlets undesirable organizations — prosecutorRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 18, 17:39
Russian and Swiss researchers to explore burial mound in SiberiaSociety & Culture October 18, 17:08
KIEV, January 5. /TASS/. Nobody was hurt in an explosion that took place in Ukraine’s Black Sea port city of Odessa late Sunday evening, the press service of the Odessa region’s Interior department said on Monday.
The police said the perpetrator who planted the bomb targeted a city non-governmental organisation. “The explosion [in the NGO office in a one-storey building] destroyed the office doors, also damaging windows in nearby houses. Nobody has been hurt,” the press service said.
According to local media reports, the building houses the co-ordination centre of assistance to Ukrainian security forces that are engaged in a military operation in the country’s southeast.
Law enforcement officials have preliminarily qualified the incident as a terror act.
Last December, Odessa saw a string of explosions, including one of them inside an office building in the city centre. On December 24, a bomb went off at the Zastava-1 station of the Odessa Railway when a train was passing by. Another powerful explosion occurred in an Odessa suburb on December 26, killing a man and smashing windows in nearby buildings.