: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Man seizes bus, takes 20 passengers hostage in western Ukraine

KYIV – A man who said he was armed with weapons and explosives seized control of a bus in the western Ukrainian city of Lutsk on Tuesday (July 21) and took about 20 people on board hostage, police said.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Facebook that “shots were heard, the bus was damaged”.

The man’s demands were unknown, police said in a statement.

TV footage showed empty streets cordoned-off by people in military uniform, police cars and an armoured personnel carrier.

“Every effort is being made to resolve the situation without casualties. I keep the course of events under …read more

Source:: AsiaOne