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A Visitor To A Bank In Kyiv Said That He Had A Bomb In His Backpack

A Visitor To A Bank In Kyiv Said That He Had A Bomb In His Backpack

A police operation was launched in Kyiv on Monday after a man entered the Bank's premises in the Leonardo business center, claiming that he had a bomb in his backpack, and asked to call the police. Currently, law enforcement officials are negotiating with him, said Deputy Minister of internal Affairs of Ukraine Anton Gerashchenko.

"On August 3, at 12.00, the police received a call from a representative of Universal Bank JSC (Shevchenko district, premises of the Leonardo business center) and reported that an unknown man under the age of 35 came to the branch, said that he had a bomb in his backpack and asked to call the police. Employees of the banking institution left the premises, and the head of the Department remained at her request," Gerashchenko wrote on Facebook on Monday.

According to him, a special police operation, Thunder, has been put into effect.

"Police representatives started negotiations with the terrorist and offered to surrender," the Deputy interior Minister said.

Gerashchenko asked the residents of Kyiv and guests of the city to avoid the area of the intersection of Khmelnytskyi and Vladimirskaya streets soon.