Spokesman of National Police in Poltava region Roman Hrishyn confirmed this information on the air of 112 Ukraine TV channel.
"Now he (the terrorist - 112 International) is leaving the city with the police officer. Investigative and operative measures on apprehending this person are proceeding. As of now, I can report that the identity of this person is known to police officers. He is suspected of illegal possession of multiple vehicles,” Hrishyn said.
The head of the Poltava regional state administration Oleh Syniehubov stated that the terrorist was going towards Kyiv, he was accompanied by law enforcement officers.
"A special operation 'Thunder' has been initiated. The criminal has been given the opportunity to leave Poltava to prevent threats to the city's residents. He is currently moving in the direction of Kyiv. He is accompanied by police cars," Syniehubov emphasized.
As we reported earlier, a man was trying to resist an arrest by threatening police officers with a grenade.
He took a law enforcement officer hostage.