Ukraine’s Ministry of Internal Affairs has revealed the real name of "Maksim Plohoi", who took ten people hostage in Lutsk. Deputy Interior Minister Anton Herashchenko wrote about it on his Facebook page.
"The suspect’s name is Kryvosh Maksym Stepanovich, born in 1975. A native of the village of Gai, Orenburg region of the Russian Federation," Gerashchenko wrote.
According to him, Kryvosh had previously been convicted and served a sentence of imprisonment for a number of serious crimes in correctional facilities for a total of nearly 10 years.
As we reported earlier, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky stated that he had taken the situation with bus hijack in Lutsk under personal control.
"A disturbing news coming from Lutsk. In the morning, at 9:25, a citizen called the local police and reported that he had hijacked a bus with hostages on it. Shots were heard, the bus is damaged. The police operation ‘Hostage’ has been introduced, and the State Security Service has imposed a plan ‘Boomerang’ ... I keep the course of events under personal control," the president wrote.