Donbas veteran threatens to detonate grenade in Ukraine govt building

Source : 112 Ukraine

A meeting of ministers in this building is scheduled for 1.00 a.m.
11:17, 4 August 2021

A man threatens to detonate a grenade in the building of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, in Kyiv. This is reported by Ukrainian Telegram channels.

Today at 10:30 a.m. there was information that a man with a grenade entered the Cabinet of Ministers and said that the building had been seized.

The man behaves aggressively and threatens to detonate a grenade. According to him, he "does not plan to leave there alive and is ready to go [to prison] for ten years."

The police are now negotiating with the intruder. The law enforcers told the press that if the man refuses to stop breaking the law they would apply "police methods"; they did not specify what kind of methods they had referred to.

The deputy of the Irpin City Council, Anton Holovenko, said that he knew this person. According to the official, the man who seized the Cabinet of Ministers building is a war veteran and has a disability.

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At the same time, a source of the media in the Ministry of Internal Affairs stated that the man's identity had been established.

"The man was shell-shocked. He was a sapper in Aidar [assault battalion of the Ukrainian Ground Forces]. We have no reason to think that the grenade is not a real one," a source said.

On the air of the Pershy Nezalezhny TV channel, the presenter said that law enforcement officers are already working at the scene. The special forces are already preparing to storm the building.

At the same time, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine informed the Interfax Ukraine that they do not comment on what is happening, the issue is being dealt with by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine and the police. They said that preparations for the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers, which should take place today at 1.00 a.m. are taking place as usual.

Related: Grenade explosion in Kharkiv: Five people injured, police open criminal case

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