Update 2020-07-21 (2): After the security forces stormed the bus using a stun grenade, they succeeded in arresting the perpetrator and freeing the hostages.
Update 2020-07-21 (1): According to further reports, no hostages could be freed even after hours of negotiations. The police assume that there are currently at least ten people on the bus. The perpetrator is armed with an assault rifle and explosives.
2020-07-21: An armed perpetrator took multiple hostages in bus in Lutsk on Tuesday (21 July). The city centre was blocked off.
Travellers are advised to exercise high caution, to strictly avoid operations of security forces, and to follow instructions from security forces.