A terrorist released three hostages from a bus in Lutsk: a pregnant woman, a child, and an elderly woman. According to the Office of the President of Ukraine, this became possible after a conversation between Vladimir Zelensky and a terrorist.
As reported on his Twitter page, interior Minister Arsen Avakov, first Deputy Head of the National police Yevgeny Koval took three hostages from the captured bus.
According to the Deputy Head of the President’s Office, Kirill Timoshenko, Zelensky personally spoke with the terrorist on the phone, after which he released the hostages.
At the same time, a video appeared on Zelensky’s Facebook page, where the Ukrainian President called to watch the film “Earthlings,” which was one of the demands of the terrorist.
A bus with passengers in the Ukrainian city of Lutsk was seized on the morning of July 21. The invader himself called the police and reported that he had weapons and explosives.
Negotiations with the terrorist have been going on for more than 10 hours. It is known that there is a wounded person on the bus among the passengers, there were ten people on the bus at the time of the capture.
Journalists reported from the scene that the invader demanded that senior state officials record a video message in which they admit that they are the leading terrorists in the country. He also asked to show the film “Earthlings” and not to mock animals.
“Upon capture in Lutsk by a 44-year-old citizen of Ukraine of a regular bus Krasnilovka-Berestechko investigators of the security Service of Ukraine started criminal proceedings under part 1 of article 258 (Terrorist act) The criminal code of Ukraine”, – the SBU reported on Facebook.