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Russian troops died after being ‘treated’ with poisoned meals, Ukrainian officials say

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In a show of hospitality, Ukrainian citizens in the besieged Kharkiv region are said to have “treated” local delicacies to Russian troops, mixed with poison.

At least two soldiers from the Russian Federation’s 3rd Motor Rifle Division died immediately after eating stuffed buns served by residents of Izium, a town about 80 miles southeast of Kharkiv, a wrote the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine on Saturday in an announcement posted on Facebook. .

28 other Russians are being treated in intensive care for eating contaminated treats. The status of these poisonous invaders has yet to be confirmed.

According to the Intelligence Directorate, several hundred Russian soldiers also suffered from serious illnesses after drinking poisoned alcohol while occupying the area. Ukrainian officials said the Russian military “dismisses these cases as so-called ‘non-combat casualties'”.

Although Russian troops would have withdrawn from the capital of kyiv. The New York Times reports that insurgent forces are still fighting to take control of Izium, despite the culinary efforts of the locals. Control of the eastern city would allow the Russians to strategically secure access to the occupied Donbass region.

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