Demands of man in Kharkiv post office may be related to prisoners exchange in Donbas

Source : 112 Ukraine

The police states that clear requirements for the release of hostages have not yet been voiced
19:16, 30 December 2017

112 Agency

The head of the Kharkiv region police Oleg Bekh said on the air of 112 Ukraine that the demands of an unknown man who had taken hostages in the Ukrposhta office in Kharkiv on December 30 were related to the exchange of prisoners of Donbas.

According to Bekh, around 14:40 an unknown person barricaded himself in the Ukrposhta office on Shevchenko Street.

"We do not understand his condition by his voice ... We do not understand the demands yet, the main issue is that he says that not all of the hostages were released in the course of the talks that took place recently," Bekh added.

Related: Armed man took nine adults and two children hostage in Kharkiv post office

At the same time, the correspondent from the scene reports that the police is checking people who gathered near the post office.

Law enforcers suggest that a man who has taken hostages may have accomplices.

Also, the correspondent of 112 Ukraine reported that the police special forces "KORD" have already arrived at the scene.

Earlier we reported that "according to preliminary information, a man in the Ukrposhta postal office reported that he has attached explosives, which he is ready to use." As of 15:20, nothing is known about the requirements, "Trakalo said.

Related: Talks on new exchange of prisoners to be held on January 10,- Poroshenko

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