Russian troops killed by Ukrainian civilians who gave them 'poisoned pies', officials say 4 months ago

Russian troops killed by Ukrainian civilians who gave them 'poisoned pies', officials say

They were given poisoned 'pies', with hundreds more suffering mysterious alcohol poisoning

Russian troops have been killed and dozens left requiring hospital treatment after they were given poisoned food by Ukrainian civilians.

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In a statement, Ukraine's Main Directorate of Intelligence claimed that two Russian troops were killed and 28 were in intensive care after being given "poisoned pies" in the city of Izium.

The soldiers were reportedly from the 3rd Russian motor rifle division.

Another 500 troops were taken to hospitals due to heavy alcohol poisoning. Officials said this poisoning was of an "unknown origin."

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The Russian government is apparently labelling the cases as "non-combat losses."

🔥 Окупантів труять місцеві жителі та алкоголь

▪️Українці чинять опір окупантам всіма доступними засобами. За наявною...

Posted by Головне управління розвідки Міністерства оборони України on Saturday, April 2, 2022

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The ministry added that the Ukrainian people are resisting "the occupiers by all available means."

Izium is in the Kharkiv region of eastern Ukraine. The city of Kharkiv itself has seen some of the heaviest fighting in the war, Insider reports.

According to Izium's deputy mayor Vladimir Matsokin, an estimated 80 percent of residential buildings in the city have been destroyed.

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Over the weekend, Ukrainian officials said they had managed to regain control of some areas around Kyiv, with the military having now retaken the entire region around the capital.

On Saturday, Boris Johnson "congratulated Ukraine's brave armed forces for their successful pushback of Russian troops. In a phone call with the President Volodymyr Zelensky, the PM said that he recognised "immense suffering being inflicted on civilians" and welcomed "further UK involvement" in peace negotiations between Russia and Ukraine.

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In response, Zelensky tweeted that the United Kingdom is a "powerful ally."

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