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A politically motivated killing of two Ukrainian’s in Germany ‘cannot be ruled out’

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Authorities in Germany are investigating the murders of two Ukrainian soldiers who were stabbed in the neck by a Russian man.

A 57-year old Russian male was arrested after stabbing to death the Ukrainian soldiers in the Bavarian town of Murnau on Saturday night.

The public prosecutors office in Munich who are investigating, have said a politically motivated motive “cannot be ruled out,” AFP reported.

The two Ukrainian soldiers had been receiving medical rehabilitation care when they were stabbed in the neck, the police said.

Vicheslav Bezuhlyi, 23, died in hospital and Volodymr Kozin, 36, died at the scene at the shopping centre.

German police said in a statement, “Early on Saturday evening, April 27 2024, two men were found with stab wounds on the premises of a shopping centre in Murnau.

“A 36-year-old died from serious injuries on site, the second victim (23 years old) died in a nearby hospital that evening.”

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said in a statement, “On April 27, two Ukrainian citizens, men born in 1987 and 2001, were killed by stabbing in Murnau am Stafelsee, Bavaria, Germany, at a local shopping centre.

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

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