This conflict is more meaningful than what one may expect of a war between two small nations most people have never heard of. This is a proxy war between Turkish people, who are the population of Azerbaijan, and Armenia, where the survivors of the Armenian Genocide by the Turks live. Russia is backing the Armenian Christians and Turkey is backing the Azerbaijani Muslim Turks. This has potential to spread.
Live Updates: Ukrainian President Fulfils Hostage-Taker’s Demand as Three Freed in Bus Siege
An armed man on Tuesday seized a bus, taking around 20 hostages in the north-western Ukrainian city of Lutsk, the regional police department said.
All hostages in Lutsk, Ukraine were released.
BBC – Ukraine hostage crisis: Police in Lutsk end stand-off
[…]Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky also held talks with the hostage-taker, which his spokeswoman Yuliya Mendel said had led to the release of the first three hostages.
Mr Zelensky posted a brief video on his Facebook page in which he says in Russian the words: “Everyone should watch the 2005 film Earthlings.”
Another of the demands of the hostage-taker had been for the president to encourage people to watch the Hollywood-made animal rights documentary.
All the hostages are said to be unharmed.
The man has been named by police as Maksym Kryvosh, 44, who has previous convictions.
Officials said Kryvosh had previously spent around 10 years in prison on convictions including fraud and the illegal handling of weapons.
We heard Kiev and kinda freaked. But family's fine, thank- G-d.
Israel revolutionized Azerbaijan’s drone arsenal. Are the weapons working?
Drones have played a major role in the recent clashes between Azerbaijan and Armenia.