Incident Summary:

07/22/2020: Assailants threw three petrol bombs at the house of Serhiy Tkachuk, the district council head and a Fatherland Party leader, in Kostopil, Rivne, Ukraine. There were no reported casualties, but the house was damaged in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspected that the attack was related to upcoming local elections.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Ukraine
Specific Description District Council Head: Serhiy Tkachuk
Nationality of Target Ukraine
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
Three petrol bombs were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. Sources suspected that political rivalry was the motive behind the attack.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Ukrainian party reports arson attack on activist's house," Interfax-Ukraine news agency, July 22, 2020.
"Ukraine: Lviv Region media highlights 18-24 Jul 20," Lviv region media highlights, August 8, 2020.