By Enyichukwu Enemanna
At least 26 persons have been injured after a Ukrainian village councillor threw hand-held grenades at colleagues during a meeting, the national police said on Friday.
An AFP report says the incident took place Friday morning at the headquarter of the village council of Keretsky in western Ukraine.
A video posted by police on Telegram shows a man dressed in black entering the door of a council meeting during a heated discussion.
According to the report, the suspect pulled three hand grenades from his pockets, releases the safety pins and drops them on the floor, causing explosions at the mass gathering, while those at the meeting scampered for safety.
“As a result, 26 people were wounded, six of whom are in a grave condition,” the police statement said, adding that medics were trying to resuscitate the man who threw the grenades.
Many Ukrainians have access to weaponry due to the war with Russia that started since February last year.
Moscow says the war is “special military operation”, denying committing crimes against humanity.