By 1 a.m. on April 9, the SBU said in a statement that 51 unarmed people left the building of the Lugansk Security Service of Ukraine. At 4 a.m., another five unarmed people left the buildings.
Lawmakers went inside to talk to the armed separatists and left the building freely. “The process of negotiations is still going on,” the SBU said in an official statement on its website today.
The SBU reported on April 8 that pro-Russian separatists had taken 60 people hostage in the Luhansk headquarters and were threatening to use arms and explosives.