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Ukraine bus hostage-taker surrenders after president agrees to promote ‘Earthlings’ show on Facebook

An “unstable” armed man who seized more than a dozen hostages on a long-distance bus in Ukraine’s western city of Lutsk was detained late Tuesday after a stand-off that lasted for over 12 hours and all hostages were freed unharmed, officials said.The assailant agreed to release the hostages following a 15-minute phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Zelensky’s deputy chief of staff Kyrylo Tymoshenko told reporters.Soon after the call, Zelensky posted a brief video message on… …read more

Source:: South China Morning Post