Belarusian consul meets with Gdynia shooter

Belarusian consul meets with Gdynia shooter

Consul General of Belarus in Gdańsk (Poland) Sergei Mikhnevich met with a Belarusian detained for shooting at the office of Reuters in Gdynia. The Belarusian Foreign Ministry said the meeting took place on November 16.

According to the Consul, the detainee "did not complain about the conditions of detention".

Then the diplomat met with Polish law enforcers who assured him that the Belarusian side will receive all the necessary information on the progress of the preliminary investigation.

According to some reports, the detainee has two passports - Belarusian and Polish, but there is no official confirmation of this information yet.

A thirty-year-old Belarusian was detained on the evening of November 14 after he started shooting at colleagues in the office of the Reuters news agency in Gdynia. He managed to make two shots. The staff called an emergency service, and one of them neutralized the gunman. No one was hurt as a result of the incident.

According to Radio Gdansk, the Belarusian was charged with attempted murder and under Polish law he faces life imprisonment.

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The name of the detainee is not officially called, but according to the Belarusian mass media, it is a native of Grodno Stepan Svidersky, who at one time left Belarus for Poland to study under the Kalinouski educational program.

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