Case of blowing up bus with Polish tourists in Ukraine handed over to SBU

The criminal case of blowing up a Polish bus in the Lvov region has been handed over to the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) for investigation, Regional Police Administration, Communication Department Head Svetlana Dobrovolskaya states.

Unknown people damaged the bus having a Polish registration plate with an explosive device in the Lvov region on the night of Sunday. Polish consular services found that a group of 23 Polish tourists had been on the bus, among them were officials of local self-government.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavel Klimkin called the incident "provocation" and promised to do everything to investigate it. At the same time, the Polish Foreign Ministry believes that the blowing-up of the bus in the Lvov region of Ukraine was anti-Polish.

"The case was handed over to the Security Council of Ukraine for investigation," Dobrovolskaya said on Monday.

At the same time, the Ukrainian news agency Ukrinform, referring to its own sources, reports that the bus with Polish tourists was shelled with rocket anti-tank launchers by unknown persons.

An unknown man, getting out of the Toyota off-road car, fired a shot at the luggage compartment of the bus with the rocket anti-tank launcher in the village of Sokolniki, the ring road, the Panskaya Gora complex on December 9, at 11.36pm.

Then, he returned to the car and left the scene in an unknown direction," the newspaper writes, citing a source in the National Police of Ukraine.

It is also reported that a criminal case was opened on this fact under the article "terrorist act".

DONi News Agency