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Interior Ministry negotiates with man who captured bank building

Source : 112 Ukraine

The police want a peaceful outcome to save everyone's lives, including that of the attacker; however, if all else fails, the assailant will be "dealt with like Poltava terrorist", - Deputy Interior Minister
14:05, 3 August 2020

Anton Herashchenko
Ukraine's Interior Ministry

Ukraine's Interior Ministry claims that the police will negotiate with the man who captured the bank in Leonardo business centre in Kyiv. The law enforcers aim to save everyone's lives. However, if the situation worsens, the criminal could be dealt with like they did in Poltava region. Anton Herashchenko, Deputy Interior Minister of Ukraine said so in a commentary for 112 Ukraine TV channel.

A worker of Universal bank located in Leonardo business centre called the police at 12 a.m. Monday. She said that a man entered the office and said he had a bomb in his backpack, and he was going to blow it up. However, the assailant let the bank workers go, keeping the bank's chief officer inside, though. 

Related: Interior Minister Avakov video of elimination of Poltava terrorist

"We hope the negotiations will be fruitful, and the man gives in to the police. We don't know if he has any real guns, or he merely threatens to use them, but we've got to do this for the safety of our citizens. We will negotiate, doing everything possible to save everyone's lives, including the life of this man. If the situation turns dangerous, we will do it the way we did in Poltava region", Herashchenko said. 

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

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