Two Russian soldiers killed, 28 in hospital after being poisoned by Ukrainian civilians: officials

(The Hill) – Ukraine’s intelligence agency said on Saturday that two Russian soldiers died and 28 others were placed in intensive care after being poisoned by Ukrainian civilians.

The Defense Ministry’s intelligence unit said in a Facebook post on Saturday that civilians in Kharkiv were baking poison cakes for troops from Russia’s 3rd Motorized Rifle Division. Two Russian soldiers died after eating the food and 28 others were taken to intensive care, the agency said.

The condition of the hospitalized soldiers remains unclear.

“The Ukrainians are resisting the occupiers by all available means,” the agency said.

The agency also claimed that about 500 other soldiers are hospitalized with heavy alcohol poisoning “of unknown origin” and that the Russian command considers these cases “not combat casualties”.

The reported poisonings come after Ukrainian officials said civilians were executed and buried in mass graves in Bucha, officials said.

Reports of Russian casualties in Ukraine vary widely, with Russia reporting some 1,400 dead, while Western intelligence says losses could exceed 10,000 troops.


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