On Monday, February 23 Kharkiv residents mourn for the victims of the explosion at the Sports Palace. On the Day of Defender of the Fatherland in half-mast flags canceled recreational activities.
stop and all public transport. At 13:00 will be held citywide moment of silence. The city authorities have also asked the motorists and the heads of the activities to stop at a set time and the movement of the work.
In turn, the mayor Gennady Kernes urged citizens to refrain from radical action in response to the tragedy that took place yesterday at the Palace sport during a peaceful march activists.
– Those who with the help of such actions thought to undermine the situation in the city, I’m sure its not succeed. Kharkiv was, is and will be an integral part of Ukraine, – he said.
Recall on Sunday in the center of Kharkov powerful explosion. A column of 500 men came from the Sports Palace on Constitution Square, where protesters had planned to hold a public memorial service for soldiers killed in the military operation in the Donbass.
The victims of the explosion were two people – a famous Kharkov activist Igor Tolmachev, and Colonel Police Vadim Rybal’chenko. Still about 15 people were wounded, among the victims – two women, two 15-year-olds and five policemen. SBU is investigating a criminal case under article “terrorist attack.” Detained several suspects.