MOSCOW, October 26. /TASS/. Individuals complicit in the terrorist attacks in the Zaporozhye Region are being held in a pretrial detention unit and will be prosecuted under Russian law, Yevgeny Balitsky, the region’s acting governor, said on Wednesday.
"Those who are directly complicit undoubtedly remain [in custody]. An investigation is underway. Those people will go on trial. As for now, since the judicial system here hasn’t fully come together, they are being held at a pretrial detention facility. When there’s enough evidence to prove they are guilty, those people will be prosecuted under the Russian Federation’s laws, once our judicial and prosecution systems are fully functional," he said on Rossiya-24 television.
Balitsky also said that the introduction of martial law in the Zaporozhye Region hasn’t seriously changed people’s lives.
"Frankly speaking, we did not see any changes as far as the operation of enterprises is concerned. We were worried that people would start fleeing, abandoning their businesses, withdrawing money and so on. In general, we do not see that. When it comes to us, we didn’t feel a big change, we already lead a peaceful life," he emphasized.
A car blew up near a television center in Melitopol on October 25, injuring more than 10 people, including a child. The subsequent blast wave shattered windows and doors in the building, and damaged neighboring buildings, in addition to a vehicle passing by. Law enforcement agencies are working to uncover the identity of the perpetrators.