A gunman dressed in military uniform engaged in a gun battle with security forces inside a house in the Moscow region. He also announced that he would collect an arsenal and go to the Kremlin, writes Ukrainska Pravda, citing Medusa. Doss said the man was later killed.
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According to Telegram channels Baza and Mash, the incident took place in the village of Sherwood, Moscow region.
⚡️ In the elite shanty village of “Sherwood” in the Moscow region, a man armed with a Kalashnikov assault rifle occupied the house where Viktor Yanukovych used to live.
The man looks like a madman. He shouts that he fought in the Ukraine and owns the house… pic.twitter.com/rTq24IUhzX
— Nexta (@nexta_tv) July 22, 2023
According to Bassa, the Russians were calling for war against Ukraine, shouting that he had “recently returned from a special military operation”. Nexta writes that this is the house where the former pro-Russian president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, previously stayed, but the information has not been confirmed. And, according to Alexander Kinstein, a member of the State Duma, the man found the address of the house in an ad for sale.
The gunman has been identified as Vyacheslav Chernenko, a 35-year-old resident of Krasnoyarsk who reportedly recently arrived in Moscow.
Attempts to persuade Chernenko to surrender, particularly with the help of his mother, have been unsuccessful, the official said.
Later, TASS reported that the man was killed during the gunfight.
According to Bassa, the man was armed with a Kalashnikov rifle. A TASS security source said the gunman also threw a Molotov cocktail, which set the house on fire.
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