Blast in Ukraine capital wounds lawmaker, kills bodyguard

The Ukrainian Interior Ministry has said that a criminal case had been opened under Article 258 of the Ukrainian Criminal Code, which deals with acts of terrorism.

The Ukrainian interior ministry said: "Altogether four people were wounded in the explosion".

The explosion happened when he and several other people were leaving the headquarters of a TV channel.

"Unfortunately, one could not be saved".

At a briefing on October 27 at the Shalimov National Institute of Surgery and Transplantology in Kyiv, where he is undergoing treatment, when asked why, in his opinion, an attempt was made, the parliamentarian said: "All the scenarios that this is not connected with Mosiychuk, but with someone else are complete nonsense".

Mr Shkiryak said initial results of an investigation suggested an explosive device had been placed on a motorcycle parked nearby.

Mosiychukdid not suffer life-threatening injuries, his press service said.

In a statement on Facebook, the ministry says the blast injured Ihor Mosiychuk, who is a lawmaker with the nationalist Radical Party.

Kyiv police spokeswoman Oksana Blyshchyk said at 9:05 p.m. that authorities had received information about a auto explosion in the Solomyanskiy district of Kyiv.