Volodymyr Zelensky

Ukraine: President Calms Hostage-Taker by Promoting Joaquin Phoenix Movie

A bizarre hostage standoff in Ukraine ended after 11 hours on Tuesday night when the “unstable” and heavily-armed suspect surrendered, in part because one of his demands was met: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky agreed to post a video message recommending viewers watch a 2005 movie about animal rights narrated by Joker star Joaquin Phoenix.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky speaks to media on October 10, 2019