Negotiations continued throughout the day – only in the evening managed to release 13 hostages.
The President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky revealed details of yesterday’s RAID in luck and their negotiations with the man took hostage 13 people.
This he said in a video released by the President’s Office, writes up.
According to Zelensky, first it was necessary to assess the adequacy of the attacker due to its strange requirements.
“All in for 9 hours and talked to him, from psychologists to negotiators. People wanted only one because he was threatened and wanted to implement its requirements. Offered immediately to do a special operation, which we don’t know what would have ended. That is, it would be assault, I’m sure he would be successful, but there is always the danger that people may die, someone may die, some number and it is very dangerous. So we talked about it, I wanted to speak with this person on the phone. And try to be able to let go of people. I tried, talked to him,” said the President.
Zelensky reminded that the detainee talked to everyone for 10-15 seconds, then hung up.
“We talked for 7-10 minutes. We agreed that he would make the first move. He dismissed several of our people. I asked him to release the injured, a pregnant woman and a child. He said that the wounded no, it was a bluff. It was therefore agreed that he will let go of three people and then I’ll record the video. After the video released in the social network, he produces in half an hour all people. Something like this happened. 30-40 minutes and he released the hostages. For me, everything is obvious. It’s obvious to me the steps,” – said the head of state.
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