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Zelensky defends movie post to end hostage crisis

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky yesterday defended his decision to agree to a hostage-taker’s bizarre demand that he post a movie recommendation to end a 12-hour stand-off.Zelensky described how he personally negotiated on Tuesday evening with a gunman who was holding 13 hostages on a bus in Lutsk, around 400km west of capital Kyiv.The tense stand-off ended after the president agreed to post a video of himself recommending a 2005 US documentary narrated by actor Joaquin Phoenix called Earthlings, which condemns humans’ mistreatment of animals.“We have a result — everyone is alive. We are not fighting for (approval) ratings — we …read more

Source:: Gulf times