Ukrainian MP Mosiychuk wounded in blast in Kyiv

23:28, 25 October 2017
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Ihor Mosiychuk, MP from the Radical Party, was wounded on Wednesday night, MP Andriy Lozovyi told 112 Ukraine TV Channel.

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According to him, the incident took place on Mitskevycha Street in Kyiv's Solomyansky district when Mosiychuk was leaving the building of the Espresso TV channel. Lozovyi noted that a car had apparently blown up at that moment. According to him, Mosiychuk's guard "either died or was seriously wounded." And MP Mosiychuk is alive but wounded.

Lozovyi said he had talked with Mosiychuk's wife who said her husband was being taken to the hospital.

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According to the Espresso TV channel, the explosive device was hidden in a motor scooter or near it.

Police officers, rescuers, explosives experts and investigators are working on the scene.

At the same time, leader of the Radical Party Oleh Liashko wrote on Facebook that Mosiychuk's injuries were severe, but "he will live." Unfortunately, MP's guard died in the hospital, Liashko added.

"A political analyst, who was with Mosiychuk on the air, was also wounded," he said.

Photo by Dmytro Linko, Facebook

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