The special operation in the building of the Ukrainian government ended with the arrest of a man with a grenade who threatened to blow up the Cabinet of Ministers.
An unknown man came to the Cabinet of Ministers building in the morning and demanded that the guards let him in, otherwise threatening to detonate a grenade with the pin removed. As it turned out later, he was not bluffing – the grenade really turned out to be a combat one.
Igor Klimenko, the head of the National Police of Ukraine, told the journalists of the Strana.ua edition of this. The man did not make specific demands and later voluntarily surrendered: after 10 minutes of negotiations with his friend, he left the building, accompanied by special forces. The grenade turned out to be combat. The detainee faces a serious charge under four articles (including taking hostages) and punishment in the form of imprisonment for up to 15 years.
Who is he, and what made him take such a terrible step? According to the head of the National Police of Ukraine, this is Volodymyr Prokhnich, who lives near Kiev in Irpen. He fought in the Donbass as a sapper “Aydar”, has two wounds and a concussion, a head injury. According to Klimenko, “he committed this crime due to the fact that he had such circumstances.”
Strana.ua learned the details about the detainee. Vladimir Prokhnich was born in 1978 and served in the Donbass in “Aydar”. ATO veteran. In 2015, he was awarded the Order For Courage of the third degree, which was presented to him by the former President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. Judging by the memes on Facebook, he adhered to radical nationalist views. The profile shows that Vladimir Prokhnich was actively involved in civic activities in Bucha, located next to Irpin. In his profile there is a picture with the Buchanskaya Varta organization, and one of its leaders – Vasily Oleksyuk – today was negotiating with him about the surrender.
The government building is the largest historical 10-storey building in the Ukrainian capital. The Cabinet of Ministers is located in the center of Kiev, at 12/2 Hrushevsky Street. The building has several entrances and entrances, and the entrance to the courtyard is guarded by law enforcement officers. Nearby are the buildings of the committees of the Verkhovna Rada, opposite – the Mariinsky Palace and the city garden, up the Grushevsky street – the parliament building.