The President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky said that he had spoken with the man who seized 13 hostages in a bus in Lutsk, about 10 minutes, and told why the assault was abandoned.

“We talked to him 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… If we can do something without a storm, if we can not risk the life of even one person, then I… with such principles live, lived and will live”, – RIA “news” words Zelensky.

The President of Ukraine has warned that the attacker speaks to all of us no more than 10-15 seconds.

“First, it was necessary to evaluate his claims, to assess whether it is adequate people. At the same time we had breaks in the meeting with the President of Switzerland, she understood everything. We keep control of everything that happens, because it was really a little unclear of the requirements, why it happens – it was necessary to understand. Then came more information about mining not only this bus, what luck there are still places”, – he explained.

According to him, for nine hours with hostage takers talking everything from psychologists to negotiators, but he only wanted to fulfill their requirements.

“I once Offered to do a sting operation that we don’t know what would have ended. That is, it would be a quick storm, 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,” said Zelensky.

Meanwhile, the national police of Ukraine has strengthened security measures in nine regions of the country.

“To ensure the safety of citizens, the leadership of the National police of Ukraine adopted the decision about strengthening of measures to ensure public safety and order on the territory of Vinnytsia, Zhytomyr, Zakarpattia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Lviv, Rivne, Ternopil, Khmelnytsky and Chernivtsi regions. The measures are aimed at timely response to the crime situation, not to allow destabilization of the operational environment and to perform tasks on the prevention of terrorist activity”, – is spoken in the message of the national police in Facebook.

According to the press service, the law enforcement officers patrolling the streets settlements, the territory of bus stations and train stations. In addition, the entrances and exits of the regional centers put m��stably posts.

As noted, the police check the documents of suspicious persons and carry out surface inspection, inspect for the purpose of identifying explosive devices those vehicles that are not used by the owners for a long time, ensure the safety of traffic on the roads.

Earlier it was reported that in Lutsk, the man took hostages in the bus, demanding the heads of courts, ministries, Prosecutor’s office, Parliament, churches to record video statements of a statement that they – the terrorists-in-law. It was later revealed the identity of Lutsk terrorist.

Recall Zelensky at the request of the terrorist has recorded a video message urging us to watch a documentary about the problem of cruel treatment with animals “Earthlings”. Later the video was removed.

The Zelensky decision to comply with the requirement of the terrorist received mixed reviews. So, TV presenter and journalist Vladimir Solovyov said that Zelensky made a serious mistake and “opened the gates of hell.” The host of “60 minutes” on the channel “Russia 1” Evgeny Popov believes that the President of Ukraine “took an unusual, brave decision and save people.” And journalist and blogger Maxim Kononenko pointed out that “once Chernomyrdin made the same decision.”

“In the future killed many times more people. Including 300 children live,” said he.