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Hostage siege ends in Ukraine after President agrees to recommend 2005 Joaquin Phoenix film

July 22, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

An hours-long hostage siege ended in the Ukrainian city of Lutsk on Tuesday night after President Volodymyr Zelensky met one of the alleged gunman's unusual demands -- to endorse a 2005 documentary about humanity's abuse of animals.

(CNN)An hours-long hostage siege ended in the Ukrainian city of Lutsk on Tuesday night after President Volodymyr Zelensky met one of the alleged gunman's unusual demands -- to endorse a 2005 documentary about humanity's abuse of animals.

In the first hours of the siege, Kryvosh allegedly opened fire and threw a grenade at the police, according to the Ukraine Interior Ministry.

Zelensky spoke directly to the hostage-taker via phone, resulting in the release of three hostages, his press office said.

Others were released after the Ukrainian president posted a short video on his official Facebook page saying: "Everybody watch the 2005 film 'Earthlings. '"

Zelensky later thanked the police for the successful operation and justified his decision to meet the hostage-taker's demands by saying in a Facebook post that "human life is the most important value and we did not lose anyone. "

"The negotiations lasted for about 9 hours, everyone talked to him, from psychologists to special negotiators, but he wanted just one thing, his demands to be met, and kept threatening (the people)," Zelensky said in a video released by his press office late Tuesday.

Late on Tuesday, the Ukrainian interior minister Arsen Avakov said: "The film [Earthlings]. . .

On Wednesday Kryvosh was charged with terrorism, hostage-taking and illegal possession of weapons, according to the Ukrainian Ministry of Interior.

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