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Bus in Lutsk was occupied by a native of Russia, said the Ukrainian interior Ministry

Seized a bus with hostages in the Ukrainian Lutsk was a native of Russia, his real name is Maxim Compressor, said Deputy interior Minister of Ukraine Anton Gerashchenko.

Earlier it was reported that in the center of Lutsk, the man seized a bus with about 20 hostages, he has explosives and weapons. In the field introduced operational plan "Hostage". Information on casualties at the moment. As the head of national police region Yuri Krochko, the attacker puts forward the General requirements and expresses dissatisfaction with the system. Deputy interior Minister of Ukraine Anton Geraschenko said that the police establishes the identity of the hostage taker of the bus in Lutsk in the Ukraine, he had been introduced to law enforcement as the Bad Maxim. Law enforcement authorities opened a criminal case under article "hostage-taking", punishable by deprivation of liberty for a term of seven to 15 years.

"The suspect in the hostage-taking is a citizen of Ukraine, Compressor Maksim Stepanovich, 06.11.1975 (year of birth – ed.). Born in the village of Gai, in the Orenburg region of the Russian Federation", - said Gerashchenko on his page in Facebook.

According to him, the Compressor was previously twice convicted and served sentence in the form of imprisonment for the aggregate period of about 10 years in correctional institutions for committing a number of grave crimes.

In particular, according to Gerashchenko, in 1994, Lutsk city court in Volyn region Krivosha condemned under articles "robbery", "fraud", "extortion" and "illegal carrying, storage, acquisition, manufacture and sale of firearms or cold weapons, ammunition and explosives".

In addition, in 2005, the same court recognized Krivosha guilty under articles "fraud with financial resources", "robbery", "extortion" and "illegal weapon handling, fighting supplies or explosives".