A second IED was found in the personal belongings of 19-yo Vladislav Roslyakov, an attacker involved in the October 17 incident in a college facility in the city of Kerch, the Russian Republic of Crimea.
Earlier on Wednesday, 9 people were killed and about 37 people were notably injured (according to an updated data) in an explosion and the following shooting in the college facility in Kerch. The explosion was caused was by a first IED, which targeted a second flor of the facility. Following the attack, Roslyakov commited a suicide, according to Prime Minister of the Republic of Crimea Sergei Aksenov.
When the incident happened authorities initially described it as a possible terrorist attack, but later when the Interior Ministry reclassified it to a “murder of two and more persons”.
According to some experts in Crimea, the attack may have been instigated by the Ukrainian special services. The reason behind this version is that over the past few years Russian security services have repeatedly detained persons, who were preparing terrorist attacks or acts of sabotage in the republic upon orders and with assistance from the Ukrainian intelligence.
If this version is at least partly confirmed and evidence confirming links of the Ukrainian special services to the incident appears, this will cause a further deterioration in the Russian-Ukrainian relations. In this case, Moscow will likely toughen its stance on the conflict in eastern Ukraine and the so-called Ukrainain issue in general. So far, the Kremlin has had a wide variety of economic and diplomatic options to punish the Kiev regime, which have never been implemented. The confirmation of the Ukrainian involvement in the October 17 incident will change this.