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.
"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.