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Craziness In Ukraine 2.0: Former Soldier Took Police Officer Hostage In Poltava

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Craziness In Ukraine 2.0: Former Soldier Took Police Officer Hostage In Poltava

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The craziness is the new normality in Ukraine. Just two days after the hostage incident in the city of Lutsk, another situation of this kind erupted in Poltava.

On July 23rd, a Ukrainian man took a police officer hostage by using a grenade in the city of Poltava. The man was suspected of stealing a car, and he escaped arrest by taking the senior police officer hostage.

He was provided with a car, and drove away with it, according to the criminal investigation department of the National Police of Ukraine.

“The culprit took a criminal investigation officer hostage. After negotiations, the culprit exchanged the criminal investigation officer for the head of the criminal investigation department of the National Police’s main directorate in the Poltava region, Colonel Vitaliy Shyian, with whom he drove away from the city in a car provided to him according to his demands,” the report reads.

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A special operation to detain the culprit is underway.

Deputy Interior Minister Anton Gerashchenko said on Facebook that initially, police were trying to arrest a man suspected of hijacking a vehicle when he took out a grenade and threatened to kill one of the officers.

After negotiations, the man exchanged the police officer for a police colonel and drove off with him in a car provided by police.

“Negotiations are ongoing to force the attacker to surrender to the police without harming himself or others,” Gerashchenko said.

The man was identified as Roman Skripnik and he fought in Eastern Ukraine, on the side of the Kiev forces.

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Following is a short resume of Skripnik, according to Deputy Interior Minister Anton Gerashchenko and the Register of Court Decisions.

  • In 2007, he was sentenced to pay a fine of 510 UAH ($18) and recognizance for petty theft.
  • In 2008, he was sentenced to recognizance for 2 years for fraud.
  • In 2014, he was sentenced to 3 years of house arrest, for the production or storage of drugs.

Separately, following are some of the more interesting photographs of his social media:

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On the same day, in the city of Ukraine, police detained a 60yo man that opened fire from his apartments with a gun. The man also opened fire at police officers deployed to the site.

Meanwhile, the government-backed pseudo-church organization, the Orthodox Church of Ukraine continued its campaign against the canonic Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchy). On July 22, the Kiev regime’s puppet church announced that it will hold prayers in support of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. In a “sign of prayer solidarity” with Constantinople, Metropolian Epiphany (Dumenko) announced that the organization will conduct “divine services” on July 24.

The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople remains the main, if not the only, backer of the non-canonic Orthodox Church of Ukraine as other local Orthodox churches continue to ignore it or have a strongly negative position towards this artificially-created organization. At the same time, radicals loyal to the Kiev regime and supporting the ‘independent’ Ukrainian church continue attacking churches and priests of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchy), which they declared the enemy of the state.

The situation in eastern Ukraine is also distabilizing. After the recent series of failed attacks of pro-Kiev forces, the Ukrainian Army increased mortar strikes on positions of self-defense forces of the Donetsk and People’s Republics often targeting civilian areas. The current Ukrainain regime is not interested in the ceasefire and is sabotaging the implementation of the Minks agreements, including their political part (about the de-escalation, a local autonomy and election). On July 23, a spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, announced that Ukraine de-facto withdrew from the Minsk deal designed to promote a political solution of the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

The current situation in Ukraine demonstrates that if some state regularly employs the terror as a tool of the internal politics, various acts of terror will become an ordniary factor of the daily life in the state.

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