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Ukraine Live Day 506
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Russian-to-English translation journal, with original analysis and commentary on Russia's foreign & domestic policy.
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Novorossiya Flag And Grenade Planted On Television Tower In Mykolaiv
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Local news sites report that explosives have been planted, and the Novorossiya flag raised at a television antenna tower in the city of Mykolaiv (Nikolaev in Russian).

Nikvesti.com, a regional news site, reports, citing eyewitnesses, that police officers had attempted to remove the separatist flag from the tower when they discovered a tripwire, indicating that explosives had been planted.

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Around 100 law enforcement personnel were deployed to the scene, including the head of the regional police, Vitaly Goncharov.

Izvestia Nikolaevskie reports that an explosive device was neutralised at approximate 12:55.

At 13:15, Nikvesti reported that a police lieutenant colonel ordered an activist not to upload a photo they had taken of the flag on the mast.

Here is a photo of a police officer descending the tower, having retrieved the flag:

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At 14:40 Izvestia Nikolaevskie wrote that, according to initial reports, the explosive device found was an F1 anti-personnel grenade attached to a tripwire.

-- Pierre Vaux