Ukrainian police arrest man threatening to detonate grenade in gov't building

Vladimir Prokhnich could face up to 15 years in prison, says police chief.

Ukrainian police arrest man threatening to detonate grenade in gov't building

Kyiv police on Wednesday arrested a man who entered Ukraine's main government building and threatened to detonate a grenade, the Interior Ministry said.

The man was identified as Vladimir Prokhnich, a veteran of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

The police arrived on the site, carried out an operation and neutralized him.

Head of the National Police Igor Klymenko told a news conference that Prokhnich was twice wounded while serving in Donbas, eastern Ukraine. He was said to be dissatisfied with the work of state bodies.

A criminal case has been opened and the perpetrator could face up to 15 years in prison, he added.

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