Two Ukrainian soldiers were stabbed to death in Germany and a Russian citizen was arrested

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Flowers and a small Ukrainian flag are placed in a shopping mall in Murnau, Germany, on April 28, 2024, near where the men were stabbed.


Two Ukrainian soldiers were stabbed to death in a shopping center in southern Germany on Saturday evening by a suspected Russian national, German and Ukrainian authorities said.

German police say a 36-year-old man died at the scene in Murnau, and a 23-year-old man died later that evening in a nearby hospital.

The two Ukrainian men were residents of the Garmisch-Partenkirchen region and were in Germany undergoing medical rehabilitation.

A 57-year-old suspected Russian national was arrested at his home near the scene, according to German authorities.

A criminal investigation is underway into the suspected double murder.

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry issued a statement containing similar information.

“On April 27, two Ukrainian citizens, born in 1987 and 2001, were stabbed to death in a local shopping center in Murnau am Staffelsee, Bavaria, Germany.

The ministry said: “According to preliminary information, the deceased citizens were military personnel undergoing medical rehabilitation in Germany.”

This is a developing story and will be updated

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