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Five Ukrainian National Guards Die In Shooting, Suspect Detained

KYIV — Five people have died and five more were wounded in a shooting spree at Ukraine’s Yuzhmash machine-building factory in the eastern city of Dnipro.

A member of the National Guard identified as Artemiy Ryabchuk is shown during his arrest in the city of Dnipro.

A member of the National Guard identified as Artemiy Ryabchuk is shown during his arrest in the city of Dnipro.

The Interior Ministry said on January 27 that a conscript, Artemiy Ryabchuk, opened fire with an AK-47 assault rifle at a group of National Guard personnel before fleeing the site.

Volodymyr Shylo of the State Bureau of Investigation told RFE/RL that Ryabchuk was eventually detained near a village in the Dnipro region, adding that the motive for the shooting was still unclear.

Yuzhmash is a state facility that among other things produces spacecraft, rockets, and rocket-launching vehicles.

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