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Ukrainian GOAT injures group of Russian soldiers with GRENADES after setting off their own tripwire

A Ukrainian goat injured several Russian soldiers after they activated their own tripwire and fired a series of grenades.

Ukraine’s intelligence chief said Kremlin forces were injured after putting themselves in a booby trap in the Zaporizhzhya village of Kinski Rozdory.

Putin’s men had placed grenades around the perimeter of a local hospital and tripwires as a ‘circular defense’.

A Ukrainian goat injured several Russian soldiers after activating their own tripwire and firing a series of grenades (file image of goats next to Russian tanks in Ukraine)

A Ukrainian goat injured several Russian soldiers after activating their own tripwire and firing a series of grenades (file image of goats next to Russian tanks in Ukraine)

Soldiers of the 126th Separate Territorial Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine participate in military exercises in Odessa

Soldiers of the 126th Separate Territorial Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine participate in military exercises in Odessa

But shortly after they set the trap, an escaped goat wandered from a nearby farm to the hospital and cut the tripwire.

Ukraine said the animal set off a chain reaction, injuring several Russian troops.

The fate of the goat is unknown.

It comes as Volodymyr Zelensky urged his country’s allies to speed up the shipment of heavy weapons to rival Russia on the battlefield.

People look at destroyed Russian military vehicles near Irpin in Ukraine's Kiev region

People look at destroyed Russian military vehicles near Irpin in Ukraine’s Kiev region

“We need to liberate our country and get the victory, but faster, much faster,” Zelenskiy said in a video address on Thursday.

Moscow’s massive air and artillery strikes are aimed at destroying the entire Donbas region, he said.

Russia focused its campaign on southern and eastern Ukraine after its advance towards the capital Kiev was thwarted by persistent Ukrainian resistance in the early stages of the conflict.

The war of attrition in the Donbas – Ukraine’s industrial heartland – is most critical in its twin cities of Sievierodonetsk and Lysychansk, which lie on either side of the Siverskyi Donets River in Luhansk province.

Russia focused its campaign on southern and eastern Ukraine after its advance towards the capital Kiev

Russia focused its campaign on southern and eastern Ukraine after its advance towards the capital Kiev

A residential building damaged during the Russian attack, in Hostomel, the city northwest of the capital Kiev

A residential building damaged during the Russian attack, in Hostomel, the city northwest of the capital Kiev

The battle there “is entering a kind of terrifying climax,” said Oleksiy Arestovych, an adviser to Zelenskiy.

Ukrainian forces were defending Sievierodonetsk and the nearby settlements of Zolote and Vovchoyrovka, Luhansk Governor Serhiy Gaidai said on Thursday, but Russian forces had captured Loskutivka and Rai-Oleksandrivka in the south.

Hundreds of civilians are trapped in a chemical plant in Sievierodonetsk, as Ukraine and Russia argue over who is in control of the bombed-out city.

Moscow says Ukrainian troops are surrounded and trapped in the city. But Gaidai told Ukrainian television on Wednesday that Russian forces were not fully in control of Sievierodonetsk.

Gaidai said all of Lysychansk was within range of Russian fire.

“To avoid an encirclement, our command could order the troops to withdraw to new positions. There may be a regrouping after last night,” he said.

The TASS news agency quoted Russian-backed separatists as saying Lysychansk was now surrounded and cut off from supplies after a road connecting the city to the city of Sieviersk was taken.

Hostomel, as well as other towns and villages in the northern part of the Kiev region, became major battlefields causing deaths and damage

Hostomel, as well as other towns and villages in the northern part of the Kiev region, became major battlefields causing deaths and damage

Regions in eastern Ukraine remain prime targets of attacks by Russian forces

Regions in eastern Ukraine remain prime targets of attacks by Russian forces

Reuters could not immediately confirm the message.

The British Ministry of Defense said some Ukrainian units had withdrawn, probably to avoid being surrounded.

“Russian forces are putting increasing pressure on the Lysychansk-Sievierodonetsk pocket with this insidious advance…but its efforts to reach a deeper encirclement to take the western Donetsk oblast remain stalled,” the ministry said.

Yesterday, Kiev said massive Russian bombing raids are making life “hell” while the soldiers insist “as long as it takes.”

“The Russian army is… just destroying everything” in Lysychansk, Sergiy Gaiday, governor of the Lugansk region, which includes both cities, wrote on Telegram.

“It’s just hell out there,” he later wrote, after four months of shelling in Severodonetsk.

“Our boys are holding their positions and will continue to do so for as long as necessary,” he added.

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