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Ukraine hostages released after President agrees to promote Joaquin Phoenix’s Earthlings documentary – ABC News

A man who took 13 people hostage on a bus in Ukraine released them after the country’s President agreed to his demand that he take to Facebook to say “everyone should watch” a Joaquin Phoenix film.



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Thirteen hostages held on a bus in Ukraine have been released unharmed after President Volodymyr Zelenskiy gave in to the hostage-taker’s demand that he promote an animal rights documentary narrated by Hollywood actor Joaquin Phoenix.

  • Ukraine’s President agreed to post a Facebook video endorsing the film Earthlings
  • The hostage-taker was arrested and described as “unstable”
  • Police said the man threw a grenade and fired shots at police from the bus

The hostage…

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