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Ukraine hostage busPresident Zelenskyy defends video telling Folks to watch the Movie Earthlings

Ukraine’s president has defended complying using a gunman’s strange requirement for his or her hostages.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy published a movie on Facebook indicating individuals watch Earthlings, a documentary on animal manipulation.

Recording the movie was among the gunman’s requirements after holding 13 bus passengers hostage from the western Ukrainian city of Lutsk on Tuesday.

Zelinsky has since eliminated the movie, where he recommends that the 2005 documentary film created by US actor Joaquin Phoenix that condemns animal abuse.

In a declaration, Zelenskyy explained his discussions with the guy, who afterward published the 13 people he held against their will for the majority of the day.

“We’ve got an effect: everyone is living,” he said after some criticized him for carrying out the odd request.

Zelinsky clarified that the hostage-taker, a person identified by authorities since Maxime Krivoch, had consented he could”free 3 individuals, then I’d capture the movie”.

Three of the hostages — a child, a pregnant girl, and an older woman — were published 30 minutes sooner than the remainder of the group.

Following the movie of Zelenskyy was printed, the hostage-taker freed the remaining hostages and has been detained.

People have recognized the chief for bending into the gunman’s demands, in some instances concerning an episode of the TV series”Black Mirror” where the British Prime Minister matches an outrageous illness created by a guy holding a part of the royal family hostage.

Another Ukrainian Facebook user stated the president deserved an Oscar to its movie but added: “It’s a shame that such videos don’t pull a military medic from this gray zone (in eastern Ukraine), a tanker in the Black Sea, the hryvnia (Ukrainian currency) exchange rate from the abyss, don’t stop the floods from the Carpathian and flames in Luhansk area‚Ķ”

While others, such as deputy minister in the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Anton Herashchenko, praised the president’s actions.

“I could state the president did everything. The most precious thing we’ve got is people’s own lives. Other activities might have resulted in rampant terrorist aggression,” he explained emerging on the Ukrainian-language TV station 1+1.

According to the Ukrainian security services (SBU), no hostages were hurt in the incident, through which Krivoch threatened to detonate a bomb.

He faces 15 years in prison on charges of terrorism and”hostage-taking”, the SBU explained.