According to the interior ministry in kiev, at least 29 people were injured, including 10 children. Five of the victims were seriously injured. The prosecutor's office called it a terrorist attack. However, the european football union UEFA and the local authorities still believe that security for the european championships is assured. However, the foreign office changed its travel advice and advised "special caution" in the country.
Ukraine has been hit by the 8. June an together with poland host of the european soccer championship. The government in kiev is under international pressure over its handling of opposition members. In particular, the treatment of timoshenko, who was convicted of abuse of office and suffering from a slipped disc, has triggered storms of protest.
A series of attacks like the one in dnepropetrovsk has not been seen in ukraine in recent years. First, an explosive device hidden in a trash can exploded at a tram stop. Shortly thereafter, police said, at least three more explosions occurred, including at the train station and near the opera house of the city of 1.1 million people. Eyewitnesses reported panic and tumultuous scenes on the internet. The mobile radio network of the fourth largest city in ukraine temporarily collapsed.