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Kyiv confirms 2 Ukrainians killed in southern Germany were military personnel | Politics



Kyiv confirmed that two Ukrainians killed in a town in southern Germany on Saturday were military personnel undergoing medical rehabilitation.

A statement by the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry late Sunday said that the two servicemen were stabbed to death in a shopping mall in the town of Murnau am Staffelsee in the German state of Bavaria.

Indicating that a 57-year-old Russian citizen was detained by local police on suspicion of double murder based on information from Ukraine’s Consulate General in Munich, the statement said the investigation into the incident is currently ongoing.

The statement also said that Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba instructed the ministry’s consular service department and the Consulate General in Munich to “keep the case under special control and to be in constant contact with the law enforcement agencies of Germany, so that the murderer was punished according to the strictness of the law.”

“The head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs also expressed his gratitude to the German law enforcement officers for the prompt arrest of the suspect,” it concluded.

On Saturday, local police reported the two Ukrainians were found with stab wounds on the premises of a shopping center in Murnau am Staffelsee, and that the Russian suspect was found and arrested at his home address not far from the crime scene that same evening.

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