NewsDeath in the meal: Ukrainian partisans allegedly poisoned Russian soldiers

Death in the meal: Ukrainian partisans allegedly poisoned Russian soldiers

Death in food. Ukrainian partisans poisoned Russian soldiers.
Death in food. Ukrainian partisans poisoned Russian soldiers.
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4:03 PM EST, November 22, 2023

Ukrainians have occasionally turned to unconventional methods in their conflict with the Russians. In the occupied city of Melitopol, they allegedly poisoned Russian soldiers using rat poison, introduced in an inventive manner.

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has persisted for nearly 21 months. The ebb and flow of activities on the ever-changing battlefront have not decreased. The fight continues not solely among professional soldiers on either side.

It's worth monitoring the relentless efforts of the partisans, who are endeavoring to resist the aggressors and assist in their country's liberation.

Frequently, it is these efforts that garner the most attention - they can boast a wide reach. This is what transpired in Melitopol, a city currently under Russian occupation.

As reported by the Polish Press Agency, Ukrainian partisans devised a plot to poison Russian soldiers stationed in the city. This was made possible when they discovered a local bar frequently visited by the Russians.

It remains uncertain whether they struck a deal with the proprietor or the waitstaff, or if it was a solitary action. Regardless, they were able to lace the food and drinks with rat poison.

Russian Soldiers Poisoned: Three Reported Dead

Both Ukrainian and Russian media have started to cover the incident. The Mayor of Melitopol, Ivan Fedorov, who continues to support his homeland despite the occupation, also confirmed the situation.

He disclosed that as a result of the incident, a "certain number of occupying force soldiers died". RBK-Ukraine also reports that among those who ingested the poison were officers from the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB).

Reports from the Russian side also attest that the incident is not a propaganda stunt. Local media report that, due to the poisoning, three soldiers died, with one in a critical condition. Currently, an investigation is underway within the Russian army to identify the server who provided the soldiers with the tainted food.

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