The taking of hostages in Ukraine: Had the Maxim of the Poor accomplice?

A hostage situation in a Bus on Tuesday until late in the evening the Ukraine in breathing. Interior Minister Arsen Avakov led the police directly to the scene

The taking of hostages in Ukraine: Had the Maxim of the Poor accomplice?

A hostage situation in a Bus on Tuesday until late in the evening the Ukraine in breathing. Interior Minister Arsen Avakov led the police directly to the scene of the crime in the Western Ukrainian Lutsk. Even President Volodymyr Selenskyj negotiated by telephone with the offender, which led to the release of the first three hostages, and fulfilled one of his odd-seeming claims.

Gerhard Gnauck

Political correspondent for Poland, the Ukraine, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, based in Warsaw.

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After hours of negotiations, the offender was overwhelmed by police forces, all of the 13 hostages were unharmed. On Wednesday, the authorities informed that there were other Suspects in the case. A man in Kharkiv, the have had contact with the perpetrator, had been arrested.

In the city of Lutsk, the capital of the Region of Volhynia had placed the offender on Tuesday morning as a passenger of a sudden a Bus of 13 people, including children, in its violence. He had grenades, an assault rifle, a pistol and hand and threatened to detonate explosives in the Bus and elsewhere in the city.

several times, the man who calls himself the "Maxim of the Poor", made shots at the police officers. In the course of the hostage situation, he ordered the hostages, their Relatives to call, and then gave his demands. He demanded that leading politicians, entrepreneurs, civil servants and Church leaders of the country identified themselves publicly as "terrorists". "The state was and is always the first Terrorist," wrote Maxim K. in addition, the President should recommend the American documentary "Earthlings" (earthlings),a dramatic Film about factory farming and the industrial use of animals from the year 2005 to, the public.

Russian talk show in parallel to the hostage-taking

This is the culprit, the supposedly committed for animal rights in his homeland has, apparently, also of Selenskyj required. After his phone call with the perpetrator posted Selenskyj, acting as a former actor in politics, often unconventional, for a short time a Video on his Facebook page in which he campaigned for the Film.

lasted during the hostage drama, was dedicated to the state television of Russia to the Drama in the neighbouring country, a talk show. The discussants criticized in the show, the actions of the Ukrainian interior Minister, and demanded that the "pros" would have to end the hostage situation in the neighboring country. In Russia, the termination of a large hostage in the violent many hostage dramas, however, several times been killed.

Updated Date: 22 July 2020, 09:19

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