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Poroshenko says Ukrainian security services prevented terrorist attack in Odessa

February 22, 2015, 18:45 UTC+3 KIEV
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KIEV, February 22. /TASS/. Ukraine’s security services have prevented a terrorist attack in the Black Sea port city of Odessa, President Petro Poroshenko said on Sunday at a meeting with Poland’s President Bronislaw Komorowski.

"Security services have managed to prevent a terrorist act in Odessa," the presidential press service quoted him as saying.

Earlier on Sunday, an explosive device went off during a march in the east Ukrainian city of Kharkov. The blast killed two and injured nine people. A criminal case was opened on terrorism charges. Secretary of the Ukrainian National Security and Defence Council Alexander Turchynov said heightened terrorist threat regime had been imposed in Kharkov and an anti-terrorist operation had been launched following the blast. He said four suspected organizers of the blast had been detained and weapons had been seized from them, including a grenade launcher.

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