July 21, 2020 / 7:11 PM / in 19 days

Ukrainian police free all remaining hostages trapped on bus in western Ukraine

A Ukrainian law enforcement officer shows the way to three hostages, who left a seized passenger bus in the city of Lutsk, Ukraine July 21, 2020. REUTERS/Pavlo Palamarchuk

KYIV (Reuters) - Ukrainian police have secured the release of all the remaining hostages who were seized on a bus in western Ukraine on Tuesday, and detained the hostage taker, police said in a statement.

“The hostages have been released,” the statement said. “A man who took hostages in Lutsk today and held them on a bus has been detained.”

Reporting by Natalia Zinets; writing by Matthias Williams; Editing by Sandra Maler

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