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Hostage siege ends after Ukrainian president endorses Joaquin Phoenix film

Gunman surrenders after video recommending 2005’s Earthlings posted on FacebookA gunman in Ukraine armed with an automatic rifle and grenades has surrendered to police and released 13 hostages after the country’s president consented to his demand to recommend the 2005 film Earthlings starring Joaquin Phoenix.The niche film recommendation, delivered by President Volodymyr Zelenskiy over Facebook, helped end an hours-long standoff in the western Ukrainian city of Lutsk, where 44-year-old Maksym Kryvosh seized a bus and demanded that dozens of government officials admit to being “terrorists”. Continue reading… …read more

Source:: The Guardian