25 killed in russian petrol tanker smash
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Russian Inter바카라ior Ministry spokesman Andrey Denisov has said that a car driven by three assailants driving a red pickup truck drove into the main bus station of Odessa city, killing at least 50 people and injuring more than 100 others.
“One of the car driver said he would shoot people at random,” Mr Denisov told a news conference. “We have already received an additional 250 names.”
The Russian Foreign Ministry also said on Saturday that an investigation into “a number of attacks on Ukrainian cities in the past several days and into a possible connection between such incidents and the recent deadly incidents in Odessa”.
It said on Saturday evening two men from the city of Ust-Luga, in southern Russia, had been killed and 17 others injured in a coordinated truck attack in the north of the city.
The government in Kiev said at least 30 police and firemen had been shot dead in the attack.
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Kiev’s new interior minister, Arsen Avakov, has condemned what he described as an “unprovoked attack”.
“A terror attack with explosives has taken place in an industrial centre. The number of dead and injured is significant,” he told reporters after a meeting with the prime minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
He called on all parties to allow humanitarian aid into Odessa and the restive Ukrainian region to be able to “do their work peacefully”.
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Ukraine’s interior ministry said three suspected Islamist militants had opened fire on a government bus in eastern Odessa in central Russia early Saturday, killing at least two drivers and wounding a third.
The government said it had opened fire when it had received a report of the attack by telephone from police in Odessa. The ministry also said at least 33 cars and trucks had bejarvees.comen destroyed in the attack and that five people were hurt.
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A Moscow court has found the driver of the car which killed two Odessa bus drivers for trying to intervene in the attack.
Alexander Todorov, 21, was acquitted of “suspicion of culpability” by a Russian lower court on Wednesday, just a day after hjarvees.come was found guilty of driving the vehicle into a group of civilians.
The court had earlier heard he shouted at someone, who died after being run over by the car, saying: “I am going to kill you,