Border violator exploded himself and two border guards at check point “Bachivsk”

04-10- 2013

On October 4, at 00.15 minibus “Mercedes” of Moldavian registration arrived with 4 passengers – citizens of Moldova – to international check point for automobile connection “Bachivsk” (Symy oblast, Ukrainian-Russian are of the border) at the entrance to Ukraine from Russia. In the course of the examination of the vehicle, one more person was detected hiding in the passenger compartment due to the watchfulness of border control inspector. It was established de bene esse that in the same way he freely crossed Russian check point “Troebortne”.

The detainee was taken to the passport control cab for additional check, where he presented the passport of the Russian citizen to the border guard. During the check of the document it was established that it did not belong to him.

At 00.44 while his interviewing, detained citizen carried out the explosion of himself by unknown explosive device. He died and two border guards were injured: the senior warrant officer and sergeant major.

The shift of border details in the check point was implemented in accordance with the present legislation of Ukraine and in the frames of competence of State Border Service of Ukraine.

Wounded staff of SBSU was sent to regional hospital in the town of Glukhiv by ambulance at 1.15. Their health state is grave. Reanimation car with experienced doctors was directed from Central Clinical Hospital of SBSU. The families of wounded officers are rendered various assistance.

Joint inquest-operative commission of Public Prosecutor’s Office, MOI, SSU and SBSU works at the place of the accident. Ukrainian-Russian border area is transferred into a regimen of intense guard. Russian side is informed.

The head o State Border Service, Mykola Lytvyn, arrived to the place at night.