Ukrainian President Joaquin Phoenix to end siege of hostage after film World News

A gunman in Ukraine, armed with an automatic rifle and grenades, has surrendered to the police and released 13 hostages to recommend the country’s president’s 2005 film Earthlice, the film Earthlings starring Joaquin Phoenix.

The recommendation of a niche film by President Volodymyr Zalensky on Facebook helped end an hour-long standoff in the western Ukrainian city of Lutsk, where 44-year-old Maxim Kryziosch seized a bus and accepted dozens of government officials demanded. Terrorists “.

During the hostage crisis, which began on Tuesday morning, Crigoso opened fire and hurled a grenade at a police drone. Reports of automatic gunfire sent some journalists diving for cover. No one was seriously injured during the standoff, although a bullet was reported which almost missed the national head of police.

The Earthlings starring Joaquin Phoenix was critical for the poor treatment of animals. Photo: Matt Baron / REX / Shutterstock

The gunman interacted with journalists and monitored social media during the hostage crisis, although his Twitter account was eventually deactivated. A hostage, who spoke to a journalist over the telephone during the crisis, requested him to put the gunman in contact with the president’s office.

Zelenski spoke directly to Krishnosh, a spokesman said, after which the three hostages were evacuated from the bus. The rest were released shortly after Posted a short video online Joaquin Phoenix is ​​critical of the film about its poor treatment of animals.

Zelenski said in a video released on Facebook, “The film Earthling since 2005. Everyone should see it.” After Kourvosh surrendered, he was removed and replaced with a note thanking the police and others that helped end the hostage crisis.

“Human life is the most important value. We have not lost anyone, wrote Zalensky.

Krijosh is an animal rights activist, local media reported. He also spent nearly a decade in prison on fraud and weapons charges and was described by police as “unstable” after the incident.

Krishnosho, holding an automatic rifle and wearing a beret, wrote a more than 500-page manifesto and shortly before boarded a bus in Lutsk on Tuesday with anti-government punches and told police that he had rigged the explosives.

Late on Tuesday, Ukrainian Interior Minister, Arsene Avakov, said: “The film … is a good one. And you shouldn’t be so scared and create such terror for the whole country – you can watch without it . “