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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.

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

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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.

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

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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:

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

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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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  1. Lone Ranger says:

    Ukraine is falling apart.
    Thanks to the CIA, oligarchs and papa soros.
    But kudos to that Colonel for exchanging himself to protect the officer.
    Very brave, hope he is okay and will get back home safely.

    1. BMWA1 says:

      Yes there are some very good people out there….precisely why the events you mention are tragic.

  2. johnny rotten says:

    What has it become, a live TV show? a 24/7 reality show from the land of madmen?
    Poor Ukrainians can’t take it anymore.

  3. occupybacon says:

    In USA he would be the average redneck but ok, Ukraine is falling appart, Russians are so desperate right now.

    1. Lone Ranger says:

      No they aren’t, and I’m still Hungarian.
      U.S. is falling apart too.
      Destroyed by the very same people.
      The problem is you friends are your enemies and your “enemies” are your friends.
      But I know you don’t believe me.

      1. occupybacon says:

        I’m nostalgic now when I remember I was an utopist like you but lately I had to work so everything changed. Good luck on your mozt dexired wish. Let’s talk next year.

    2. Harry Smith says:

      Could you please tell me why Russians are desperate because of Ukraine falling apart? I am Russian born and grown in the region cut off from Romania by Stalin. Designation of Ukraine is quite pleasant process for me, as Russian and as Romanian language speaker.

      1. Brother Ma says:


        1. Harry Smith says:

          There are a number of Romanian speaking regions besides Moldova. Won’t tell you where I am from but there are Ismail and Cernauti as well. And some other places.

          1. Brother Ma says:

            I understand. I like geography and history so learned about Bessarabia etc

      2. hththny says:

        do you speak romanian bro? im romanian

        1. Harry Smith says:

          Noroc frate. Sunt rus dar stiu ceva romana. :)

      3. occupybacon says:

        Ukraine is not falling appart, you silly. The images that are presented as ‘interesting’ in the article are normal life in Russia and Ukraine, you can find them white trash on all their social media. Also in USA, not every Instagram account is glossy. Remember Russia before 2000, when the baril was $20 and Russia was not exporting anything? Shootings and grenade attacks were normal back then, still nobody was holding their breathe for Russia to fall appart. These events presented by Russian media are as hysterical as mass shooting presented in American media.

        1. Harry Smith says:

          Absolutely different situation. Russia is Federation and every ethnic region has their language as 2nd state language on that territory. While bunch of Ukropic nazzi banned all other languages except Ukrainian not a long time ago. And if there was a hope before this law then now every ethnic majority openly hates Ukrops.

          1. occupybacon says:

            That’s a different subject, I was saying that Russian media is so desperate to present any bad event from Ukraine as the last days of this country.

          2. Harry Smith says:

            Well, at my point, Russian TV profits from a long term chaos because they don’t nave to invent scary stories but show the truth about Ukraine or USA riots. So I didn’t heard any serious TV person saying it’s last days of Ukraine. But it’s all my thoughts and tendentious analysis, because I don’t like ukrops. And because of it my analysis is not good enough.

          3. occupybacon says:

            I exagerated a bit, as always :) with the ‘last days’ , but titles claiming that’s a failed state, that it falls appart, that anarchy became normal life in US and Ukraine are nothing but tabloid click bait.

          4. Harry Smith says:

            Did you rad last reports from Portland? :)

          5. occupybacon says:

            Many of the smaller countries have puppet governments. Ukraine gave up anything to West in hope they will be protected by Russia. I believe the West didn’t help Ukraine enough. Anyway, what’s the news from Portland, did they burn it yet?

          6. Harry Smith says:

            Not yet bacon. Not yet. Both reps and dems are interested in the protests until the POTUS elections.

          7. occupybacon says:

            I can’t wait to see the circus in case Trump gets re-elected :)

  4. cechas vodobenikov says:

    ukraine has devolved in a nation of mafias and oligarchs—their main export prostitutes….while Ukrainian alcoholism is spinning out of control, Russians now consume less per capita that Germans, French, Italians —amerikans suffering from more than 30+% mental illness, consume more marijuana, cocaine, heroin, meth, hallucinogens per capita—expected in an empire near collapse

  5. Mahmoud Larfi says:

    Seriously SouthFront who now cares about anecdotes in Ukraine ?
    Let it become another failed, non-EU, NATO bitch, so called Nationalist country.

  6. Phoron says:


  7. good american says:

    Now I see why the Democrats liked Ukraine so much, it’s just like southern Florida but without the overbearing heat.

  8. John Wallace says:

    Poltava is the site of Peter 1 ( Peter the Great ) who smashed the Swedish army July 8th 1709. Perhaps he was celebrating the 311th anniversary of the last external war Sweden embarked upon. A great Russian victory in what is now Ukraine . Poltava is near Kharkov , the second largest city after Kiev , which is near where the largest ever tank battle took place at Kursk. I was there in 2003

  9. AM Hants says:

    Would Ukraine go back in time, if they had the chance?

    Anybody remember this old Turchinov? Wasn’t it him who loaded up the planes with the Ukraine gold and sent them to the US? Has he got a dual nationality passport?

    Turchynov Explained Why Zelensky Can End Up in Court If He Does Not Move Troops to Crimea… https://www.stalkerzone.org/turchynov-explained-why-zelensky-can-end-up-in-court-if-he-does-not-move-troops-to-crimea/

    Hatred for the Duplicitous West Is Growing in Ukraine… https://www.stalkerzone.org/hatred-for-the-duplicitous-west-is-growing-in-ukraine/


    Talking about craziness in Ukraine, no doubt most of you remember how it started, including old Nuland and McCain, the cookie monsters, handing out the cookies.

    So what is she upto lately and is it any coincidence that they have rushed to Russia to try and cause problems, as well as most other areas around the planet.


    Pinning Down Putin
    How a Confident America Should Deal With Russia
    By Victoria Nuland
    July/August 2020… https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/russian-federation/2020-06-09/pinning-down-putin

    Nuland, recently chatting and writing about how she wishes to kickstart The Maidan in Russia, starting with the outbacks and focusing on the kids. She talks about it in the article above:


    So how are her plans going?

    Does anybody remember the Larry Diamond Videos, concerning Ukraine and the girl who worked for Saakashvili, that led the videos? Well low and behold, who have they got from St Petersburg, to kick start events in Khabarovsk? I wonder if she would have looked so clean and a typical, middle class teenager, if she grew up under Yeltsin? What is it that she is complaining about?

    “I Am 19, I’ve Lived Under Putin All My Life, and I Can’t Stand It Anymore”
    July 25, 2020Stalker Zone… https://www.stalkerzone.org/i-am-19-ive-lived-under-putin-all-my-life-and-i-cant-stand-it-anymore/

    Hong Kong and Ukraine version, courtesy Larry Diamond.

    Video Maker: HK and UKRAINE – Larry ‘Democracy’ Diamond… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0s0l7ynUwW4

    So what else is going on down in Khabarovsk and who is hoping to get a few votes in the elections, well if Corona Virus does not shut it down, Mr Khordos

    Khabarovsk: Separatism, Awkward Angles, and Hired Protesters… https://www.stalkerzone.org/khabarovsk-separatism-awkward-angles-and-hired-protesters/

    So is Browder working with Navalny or is he working with Khodorkovsky?

    Who will escort Nuland, when she turns up with her basket of cookies? Biden or Pelosi?



    Vicky carrying on Kissenger’s work in Cyprus:

    Building Totalitarianism in Europe – The Last Coup of Victoria Nuland
    03/01/2017… http://www.defenddemocracy.press/building-totalitarianism-in-europe-the-last-coup-of-victoria-nuland/

    Did Navalny ever go ahead with his legal case, when it was reported he was taking instructions from Browder? Did Browder fund and sponsor Navalny, together with the NED, when Navalny popped over to the US for training?

    ‘…Legal Case of the Week: Bill Browder
    posted 18 Apr 2016, 04:20 by Rights in Russia [ updated 18 Apr 2016, 04:23 ]

    On 14 April 2016 the Investigative Committee said it intends to question British-US investor William Browder about the murder of whistle-blower Sergei Magnitsky. The Moscow Times reports that in a letter to the Investigative Committee, former Russian Interior Ministry investigator Pavel Karpov, who is on the U.S. blacklist of Russian officials connected to Magnitsky’s death in 2009, suggested that Browder, Magnitsky’s employer at the company Hermitage Capital, may have been involved in his death. He also speculated on the involvement of MI6 agents.’

    Earlier in the week, on 10 April 2016, Russian state TV channel Rossia 1 had broadcast the trailer of a film (‘The Browder Effect’ – the film was broadcast on 13 April 2016) alleging that Aleksei Navalny was the paid agent of Bill Browder. As The Moscow Times reported, Navalny said he would file a lawsuit against the state-owned TV company (VGTRK). The film, which as The Moscow Times reports, ‘features a series of Skype conversations allegedly between Navalny and Browder, in which Browder assigns Navalny different tasks aimed at “changing constitutional order” in Russia,’ made the claim that the CIA had organ­ised the with­hold­ing of med­ical care to Sergei Mag­nit­sky while he was held in a pre-trial detention centre…’

    Why is Browder now in the UK and part of the Integrity Initiative/Open Information Partnership set up?

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