In Odesa, the attacker took an employee of a financial institution hostage. This was reported by the press service of the regional police.
"In one of the financial institutions in Odesa's Suvorovsky district, an unknown person took an employee as a hostage. Negotiations are being held with the offender. Investigative measures are being taken to release the hostage and detain the attacker," the report said.
The "Thunder" special operation was introduced in the city.
According to the information, one of the hostages, likely a store staff member, got a knife wound. Besides, the perpetrator demanded a meeting with FSB and $4,776. The responsible services are conducting talks with him.