Two Russian troopers have died and dozens extra turned sick after they have been apparently poisoned by stuffed buns given to them by Ukrainians close to the town of Kharkiv, Ukraine intelligence officers stated.
The troopers from the third Motor Rifle Division have been served the delicacies by residents within the metropolis of Izium, the Most important Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine stated Saturday.
“In consequence, two invaders have been killed without delay, one other 28 went to intensive care,” officers wrote in a Fb submit.
The circumstances of the hospitalized troopers have been unclear.
The report got here as one other 500 troopers combating for Russian President Vladimir Putin have been hospitalized due to alcohol poisoning, Ukraine asid. It’s unclear whether or not the Russian troops obtained the alcohol from Ukrainian residents.
Russia has written off the incidents as “non-combat losses,” Ukrainian officers stated.
In the meantime, Russia on Sunday launched strikes on the Ukrainian cities of Kharkiv and Odesa.
Oleh Synyehubov, the regional governor in Kharkiv, stated Russian forces launched greater than 20 strikes on the town and its outskirts within the nation’s northeast over the previous day.
A missile strike on the town of Lozovo wounded 4 folks, and Russian tanks bombarded a hospital within the city of Balakliia, Synyehubov stated.
On Sunday morning, Russian forces additionally launched an airstrike on the Black Sea port of Odesa in southern Ukraine. The Russian navy stated the targets have been an oil-processing plant and gasoline depots round Odesa, which is the nation’s largest port and residential to its navy.
Ukrainian officers stated additionally they have discovered brutalized our bodies of ladies, kids and native officers within the small metropolis of Bucha close to Kyiv, as Russian troops withdrew from the capital and its suburbs. Ukraine claimed a few of the ladies had been raped and set on hearth.
“There are murdered males whose our bodies bear indicators of torture,” added Oleksiy Arestovych, an aide to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. “Their arms have been tied, they usually have been killed by photographs to the again of the top.”
Sergey Nikiforov, a spokesman for Zelensky, informed the BBC that the ugly discoveries look “precisely like struggle crimes.”
The Kremlin has beforehand denied committing struggle crimes in what it calls its “particular navy operation” in Ukraine.
Russia had promised final week that it could “radically” cut back its assaults round Kyiv and Chernihiv, although Ukraine has warned that it doesn’t imply the cities wouldn’t turn into targets once more, and the US and its allies predicted the transfer may merely imply Putin is regrouping.
With Submit wires