Russian troops are accused of planting a bomb on a carton of milk that was delivered with food, among other things, to the destroyed city of Cherson in southern Ukraine
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Russian troops are accused of planting a bomb on a milk carton distributed as humanitarian aid in the devastated Ukrainian city of Kherson.
A woman told a local news outlet how lucky she was to survive after opening the milk container, which was linked to an explosive device that luckily did not detonate.
Ukrainians have developed a deep distrust of invading Russian forces after their attacks on civilians, and claim they went so far as to booby-trap corpses in northern areas of the country before retreating.
There was evidence of torture, particularly in Bucha on the outskirts of Kyiv, and there were allegations that women had been raped.
Many Ukrainians in besieged cities are reportedly afraid to surrender to Russian forces for fear of what will happen to them.
The Kherson pensioner reportedly took the booby-trapped milk carton home with her despite warnings it was dangerous.
More and more people are resorting to aid packages from the Russians to the point of desperation.
The woman thought the milk carton looked like it had been opened, her son said.
“My mother saw that the twist in the milk wasn’t airtight, she thought someone had already drunk it, that it might be spoiled,” he told a local news outlet news week.
“She carefully unscrewed it and saw something like a thread, she showed me.”
While this woman was lucky, there were also reports of Ukrainian civilians dying from food poisoning from aid packages.
Russian troops withdrew from Ukraine’s northern areas earlier this month in what was widely seen as a strategy to reorganize before striking again.
And now the battle has begun in the east, with Ukraine’s General Staff saying Russian forces are aiming for full control of the Donetsk, Luhansk and Kherson regions.
A Russian general said on Friday that Moscow wants to take full control of southern Ukraine, which the invaded country’s government says shows Russia’s previous claims that it has no territorial ambitions were a lie.
Rustam Minnekayev, deputy commander of Russia’s Central Military District, was quoted by Russian state news outlets as saying complete control of southern Ukraine would give him access to Transnistria, a breakaway Russian-held part of Moldova to the west.
That would cut off Ukraine’s entire coastline and mean Russian forces would push hundreds of kilometers west beyond current lines, past the major Ukrainian coastal cities of Mykolaiv and Odessa.
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