Authorities say a member of the Right Sector nationalist paramilitary group took a 6-year-old boy hostage to evade police after a shootout on July 11 in Zakarpattya Oblast.
According to a police video, a boy is seen talking to a woman explaining
that he was offered chocolate and cookies by his alleged kidnapper, who
threatened to set off a grenade if police wouldn’t keep a distance of
100 meters. Right Sector said the incident was fictitious and called the
story a “fake.”