Special monitoring mission (SMM) of the OSCE estimated the power of the explosion that occurred in the car of the head of Department of the people’s militia self-proclaimed LNR Oleg Anashchenko, four to five kilograms of TNT. On Sunday, February 5, RIA Novosti reported with reference to the report of the mission.
The report also suggests that the explosion occurred during the movement.
A Toyota SUV, owned by Anashchenko, exploded in the center of Lugansk on the morning of 4 February. Initially reported two dead, but later it became known that the man was in the car alone.
The Prosecutor’s office of the Luhansk national Republic declared that the incident involved the Ukrainian subversive group. In fact the incident a criminal case under paragraph “b” of part 3 of article 239 of the criminal code LC (“an act of terrorism; explosion, intimidating the population in order to destabilize the activities of the authorities, which entailed the intentional infliction of death person”).
The self-proclaimed head of the Republic Igor Carpenter on 5 February announced a day of mourning for Anashchenko.