Deputy head of the traffic police of Berdyansk Kolesnikov died from wounds received as a result of the explosion, deputy head of the traffic police of Berdyansk Alexander Kolesnikov died in hospital as a result of wounds received from the explosion, the mayor’s office of the city reported in its Telegram channel.
The explosive device, packed with striking elements, was fixed at a height of more than three meters on a tree near the fence.
“The main version of the investigative authorities is a terrorist attack with the aim of attempting to kill and intimidate civilians of Berdyansk and refugees from Mariupol, since the criminals chose a socially dangerous method of murder, and the deceased Alexander Kolesnikov happened to be in this place by accident,” the mayor’s office said in a statement.
As previously reported, the detonation occurred near the health center “Krivoy Rog miner”. Behind the fence, at which the explosive device was placed, there is a sports ground, where children of refugee families from Mariupol usually stay. However, there was no one on the site at the time of the explosion.