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The Russian invasion of Ukraine is leaving unbelievable stories and tales — some more plausible than others — that feed and keep the morale of the Ukrainian people high in the midst of the war. The most recent revelation involves Russian soldiers, an old woman and a cake.
According to audio revealed by the Ukrainian Independent Information Agency of News (UNIAN), founded in March 1993, alleged Russian soldiers admitted that they are desperate with hunger and are looting stores in the midst of food shortages.
So is the desperation that, according to the published audio, 8 Russian soldiers died after accepting a poisoned cake from a Ukrainian granny.
“We have nothing more to eat, a Ukrainian grandmother offered us a cake and poisoned 8 soldiers,” is heard in the audio.
According to UNIAN’s brief report, the audio was reportedly shared by Anton Gerashchenko, a former defense minister who is now a top advisor to Ukraine’s own interior minister. The former minister has been intercepting and posting audios of the “Russian occupiers” on his Telegram channel.
UNIAN shared the audio in video format on its Telegram channel. The message reached 1.7 million views. The story also went viral on its portal, surpassing half a million views, according to its own counter.
Some major European media, such as La Stampa — one of Italy’s longest-running newspapers based in Turin — echoed the incredible report.
Emmanuel Alejandro Rondón is a journalist at El American specializing in the areas of American politics and media analysis // Emmanuel Alejandro Rondón es periodista de El American especializado en las áreas de política americana y análisis de medios de comunicación.