OREANDA-NEWS In the Ukrainian Dnipro (formerly Dnepropetrovsk), a enlisted personnel shot five people with a Kalashnikov assault rifle and wounded five more. The tragedy occurred on the night of Thursday, January 27, on the territory of the Yuzhmash Southern Machine-Building Plant, the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine reported.

«An employee of the National Guard when issuing weapons for unspecified reasons, shot the guard of the servicemen and fled with weapons», the agency said. A special operation «Siren» has begun in the city, involving police and National Guard units. The commander of the National Guard Nikolai Balan went to the scene of the tragedy.

Later it became known that the colleagues were shot by the National guardsman Artemiy Ryabchuk. After the incident, he has already been detained in the suburb of Dnipro, Podhorodny.

Yuzhmash State Enterprise is a leading Ukrainian manufacturer of rocket and space technology.