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Russian arrested after two Ukrainian servicemen stabbed to death in Germany



Two Ukrainian servicemen were stabbed to death at a shopping centre in southern Germany on Saturday, by a suspected Russian national, German authorities said.

Police said a 36-year-old man died on the scene in the city of Murnau, and a 23-year-old man died later that evening at a nearby hospital.

Both Ukrainian men were residents of the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen and had been in Germany undergoing medical rehabilitation.

Two Ukrainian men were stabbed to death at a shopping centre in southern Germany. (Constanze Wilz /dpa / AP)

A 57-year-old suspected Russian national was arrested at his home not far from the scene, according to authorities.

A criminal investigation is underway for the suspected double murder.

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry issued a statement with similar information.

“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,” the ministry said.

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