He faces up to 15 years in prison.
4. Aug 2021 at 10:23 PM (Updated 4. Aug 2021 at 11:54 PM) TASR
Kiev. Ukrainian police on Wednesday detained a man who entered a government building in Kiev with a hand grenade and threatened to detonate him. According to the TASS agency, he faces up to 15 years in prison.
The first court hearing will take place tomorrow, the UNIAN agency informed.
According to the police, the man had the original grenade. Ultimately there were no casualties in this incident.
“He will be prosecuted on four counts, the most severe being Article 147 (on the detention of hostages). The fine is up to 15 years,” said Ihor Klymenko, the head of Ukraine’s national police.
He resigned after an hour of talks
Video of the incident was posted on Facebook by anti-corruption activist Ihor Bondarchuk. The man first stood at the door with a grenade in his hand, later entered the bottom.
I won’t get out of here alive.
Ihor Holovenko, a member of the Irpin city council in the suburbs of Kiev, wrote in a comment on the video that he was a veteran.
Meanwhile, others entered or exited the building without any hindrance.
“I’m not getting out of here alive!” The man was quoted by UNIAN.
Special forces occupied the area around the building, the interlocutor spoke to the man for more than an hour before giving up.
Veterans of the Battle in Donbasi
According to Ukrainian media, this is Volodymyr Prochnich, a veteran of the fighting in the Donbass, where he received several injuries.
He currently operates a car repair shop in the city of Irpin, which borders Kiev. The motive of his actions is still unknown.
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