Ukraine Day 1226: LIVE UPDATES BELOW. A Ukrainian military intelligence officer was assassinated in a car bomb in Kiev today, and his driver was killed.
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Col. Maxim Shapoval
Col. Maxim Shapoval, senior Ukrainian military intelligence (GUR) official was killed in a car bomb in Kiev today along with his driver, AP reported. Two passers-by were also slightly injured in the blast. As AP reported:
Kiev regional police chief Andriy Kryshchenko tells 112 television channel the unidentified explosive device was either attached to the bottom of the car or planted inside,.
Investigators are treating the explosion as a terror attack but did not immediately say who was to blame.
“This is revenge. And the other side likely stands behind it. Who? The warlords of ORDLO [certain districts of Donetsk and Lugansk Regions], likely the puppets are not capable of such boldness. Most likely it’s a question of their leaders.”
The airport and trains were working again after a halt, but the work of the Cabinet of Ministers was “paralyzed”