Hostage-taking in Kyiv: Intruder wants to go live on TV

Source : 112 Ukraine

Law enforcement officers refuse to confirm it “on camera”
14:22, 3 August 2020

The hostage-taking at the Leonardo Business Center in Kyiv
Ukraine's Interior Ministry

A terrorist who took one person hostage at the Leonardo Business Center in Kyiv is demanding a speech on television. This was reported by a correspondent of 112 Ukraine TV channel with reference to law enforcement officers.

"I can confirm the information reported by Telegram channels. Law enforcers say, not on camera, that the terrorist wants to go live, wants media. At this moment, only these demands are reported by the officers, they refuse to speak on camera," reads the message.

As we reported earlier, as it was stated by Deputy Interior Minister Anton Herashchenko: the incident occurred in a branch of JSC Universal Bank which is located in the above-mentioned business center.

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A young man went in and said that he had a bomb in his backpack. The bank employees left the building, and the head of the branch stayed inside at his own request.

It was noted that the representatives of the Interior Ministry wanted to find "a peaceful solution" to this issue but would be prepared to respond with force.

Such a scenario was applied when Roman Skrypnyk, former ex-convict, took a law enforcement officer hostage in Poltava.

Related: Man threatens to detonate bomb in one of Kyiv’s business centers



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