The man who reported the abduction to the police refused to talk on camera, Censor.NET reports citing 112 Ukraine.
"We managed to talk to the man who called the police last night. He refused to speak on camera but said that when Valerii Liudmyrskyi was walking the dog, a silver-colored car drove up with several men inside, wearing masks and camouflage. They shot down the dog, immobilized Liudmyrskyi with a stun gun, put him in the car, and drove away in an unknown direction," a journalist said citing the witness' story.
Meanwhile, Ukrzaliznytsia spokesperson Danylo Vakhovskyi said that the company's security service is cooperating with investigators to provide all necessary assistance to probe the case.
"A crisis headquarters has been set up to monitor the situation and take necessary actions. The situation is monitored not only by the Ukrzaliznytsia leadership but also by the minister [of infrastructure - ed.]," he stated.
Vakhovskyi also recalled that Liudmyrskyi could have been kidnapped over his professional activity closely connected with energy supplies.
As previously reported, Head of the Power Supply Department of Ukrzaliznytsia state railway operator Valerii Liudmyrskyi was abducted in the evening of July 18 in the Solomianskyi district of Kyiv. The kidnappers shot down the dog that the official was walking, forcibly pushed the man into the car, and fled the scene in an unknown direction.
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