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Russian stabs to death two Ukrainians in Germany’s Bavaria

German police arrest a Russian national for the fatal stabbing of two Ukrainians outside a shopping mall in Bavaria. The investigation is underway.
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Crime scene in Germany’s Bavaria, where a Russian citizen murdered two Ukrainian men. Photo: br.de
Russian stabs to death two Ukrainians in Germany’s Bavaria

Two Ukrainians were found dead in Murnau, Germany’s Upper Bavaria, in front of a shopping center. The suspect, identified by the police as a Russian national, has been arrested and is being investigated for two counts of murder, BR24 reports.

The German police say the motive behind this crime is currently unknown. At rallies abroad, Russian nationals and emigrants often display hatred towards Ukraine and Ukrainians and support for Russia’s aggression.

Two men were fatally stabbed outside a shopping center in Murnau am Staffelsee, Upper Bavaria, on 27 April. Police swiftly apprehended a suspect after a brief manhunt. The public prosecutor’s office investigating two counts of murder.

In the late afternoon, the police incident room received an alert following the discovery of two individuals with severe stab wounds outside the shopping center. Emergency services found one victim, a 36-year-old man, already deceased, while the other, a 23-year-old, was resuscitated on site but later died at the clinic from his injuries.

The police say the suspect, initially fleeing, was arrested at his residence near the crime scene during the immediate manhunt. Identified as a 57-year-old Russian national, he’s under investigation for the deaths of two Ukrainian victims, both residents of Bavaria’s Garmisch-Partenkirchen district.

The 57-year-old suspect is set to appear before the investigating judge on April 28, while the Garmisch-Partenkirchen criminal investigation department persists in gathering witness information to clarify the crime.

Germany stands as one of Ukraine’s strongest allies in its resistance against Russia’s full-scale invasion, ranking among the leaders in the EU in both military and humanitarian aid to Kyiv.

As of the outset of Russia’s full-scale invasion in 2022, Germany was home to 1.2 million people of Russian origin and 325,000 from Ukraine, with many Russian immigrants expressing support for the Kremlin.

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