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Ukrainian president endorses animal rights documentary to end hostage siege – video

A gunman in Ukraine has released 13 hostages after the country’s president agreed to post a video on Facebook recommending a 2005 animal rights documentary.Volodymyr Zelenskiy promoted Earthlings, narrated by Joaquin Phoenix, to help end an hours-long standoff in the western Ukrainian city of Lutsk, where 44-year-old Maksym Kryvosh had seized a bus with the people onboard.The video has since been taken down from Facebook and Kryvosh arrested.Hostage siege ends after Ukrainian president endorses Joaquin Phoenix filmContinue reading… …read more

Source:: The Guardian