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25 Jan, 2022 19:38

Shots fired in Ukrainian capital (VIDEO)

Local anti-corruption activists had been staging a demonstration in a currency exchange office close to the sensitive government building
Shots fired in Ukrainian capital (VIDEO)

A security guard has opened fire outside the Security Service (SBU) building in Kiev, Ukraine during an incident involving NGO activists, eyewitnesses have confirmed.

According to preliminary reports by local media, the man fired several warning shots in response to what he thought could be a potential attack against a currency exchange office.

The perceived threat is said to have turned out to be an attempt by activists of the anti-corruption Ukrainian Flag NGO to place stickers on the office’s walls. The organization has confirmed its involvement in the incident, saying its activists “have been attacked by armed people.”

No injuries have been reported as a result of the incident, and law enforcement has said it is investigating the situation.

The SBU is Ukraine's successor to the Soviet-era KGB security agency and maintains an imposing headquarters in the center of Kiev.