At least three people have died and ten have been wounded in an explosion during a peace march in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv. According to police an explosive device was thrown from a moving car into a crowd attending the rally. One policeman and a pro-European activist were reported among the fatalities and the interior ministry are treating it as a ‘terrorist act’. Attentat à Kharkiv : 2 morts et 10 blessés (bilan à confirmer). Photos via @tombreadley pic.twitter.com/WL3Xi3BlQd— Paul Gypteau (@paulgypteau) February 22, 2015 According to the prosecutor’s office an investigation is underway at the scene of the blast and an unspecified number of suspects have been detained.
The rally was being held to support Kyiv against the pro-Russian rebels who have taken control of arts of east Ukraine.
It came as the country marked the one year anniversary of the popular uprising which ousted pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych. A similar ‘dignity march’ was being held in Kyiv, which honoured the memory of the ‘heavenly hundred’ who lost their lives amid sniper fire in the protests last year.