The three people hospitalized suffered extreme burns. 15 fire engines carried fifty firefighters to the scene. Motives have not been proferred by the authorities, but a local journalist, Clement Lanot, described the incident as an act of arson after a robbery gone wrong.
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This is particularly vital to understand since Kiev recently chose to escalate the conflict once more by using Storm Shadow missiles provided by the UK to attack the Russian Fleet at Sevastopol of Crimea