Crimean prosecutor confirms attempt to attack office prevented

SIMFEROPOL, December 19. /TASS/. Crimean Prosecutor Natalia Poklonskaya confirmed to TASS that an attempt to attack her office was prevented.

Thanks to militia guards who were in the office, an attack on people, including staff of the prosecutor’s office, was prevented, she said, praising the militia. “Well done,” she said commenting on media reports on perpetrators planning to blow up the Crimean prosecutor’s office.

Poklonskaya did not elaborate.

“The information is closed. A criminal case has been opened over the incident. I have no right to reveal the information,” she said.

The Rossiiskaya Gazeta newspaper cited militia commander Sergey Turchanenko as saying that unknown persons twice put explosive devices on the office’s premises.

Law enforcement sources confirmed one of the facts to TASS. A bag with explosives was found near the office, they said.

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