An explosion in central Ukraine’s Poltava region Tuesday hit a section of the largest transit pipeline for Russian natural gas to western Europe, in what one Ukrainian official said may have been a terrorist act.
Ukraine’s Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said several theories for the cause of the explosion were being considered, the main one being that it was “a terrorist act.” He said local residents heard two loud blasts just before the section of pipeline burst into flames, suggesting a “deliberate” act.
Local officials quoted eyewitnesses as saying they saw flames from the fire reaching up to 200 meters. No one …read more
Source: Voice of America