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Simulant explosive devices found along Orthodox Church procession route to Kyiv

Simulant explosive devices found along Orthodox Church procession route to KyivLaw enforcement officers found two grenades with smoke boxes and two simulant explosive devices in Kyiv-Svyatoshyn district along the route of the religious procession of the Ukrainain Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate. This was announced by MP and Interior Ministry adviser, Anton Gerashchenko, on Facebook page.

According to him, grenade F-1 were detected in 3-5 meters from the side of the road. In case of an explosion, they posed a real threat to the participants of the procession.

Earlier today, police got the message about planted explosives on the route of the religious procession.

"Today, at about six o'clock in the morning, police dispatch center of the Chief Kyiv Police Department received two anonymous reports about the explosives planted on the route of both religious processions, namely in Svjatoshynsky district and in the direction of Boryspil", - said in a statement.

Investigative police team, explosives experts, dog handlers and Emergency Ministry specialists went to the scene.
Simulant explosive devices found along Orthodox Church procession route to Kyiv
Simulant explosive devices found along Orthodox Church procession route to Kyiv

Earlier it was reported that activists stood in the way of the procession on the way to Boryspil, making them turn in the direction of Brovary. The day before Boryspil City Council prohibited the procession from entering the city.

The procession of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church started in Eastern Ukraine in Svyatogorsk Lavra on July 3 and in Western Ukraine in Pochayiv Lavra on July 9. It is planned that the two groups of believers enter Kyiv on July 26, meet on July 27 in Kiev at St. Vladimir's Hill, and together with the Orthodox Kyiv citizens and pilgrims proceed to Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra. The expected number is 30 000 participants.
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