2 Ukrainian service members stabbed to death in Germany

Two Ukrainian men died Saturday after they were fatally stabbed at a shopping center in Murnau am Staffelsee, Germany, local police said in a statement.

A 36-year-old man died from his “serious injuries” on site, police said, and a 23-year-old man died at a nearby hospital that evening. The identities of the victims was not released, in keeping with German law, but the police said they both lived in the Garmisch-Partenkirchen district.

A Russian national suspected in the case was found and arrested at his nearby home address that same evening, German police officials said.

There is an ongoing murder investigation underway, police said.

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry confirmed the incident and said the two men were Ukrainian military personnel undergoing medical rehabilitation, “according to preliminary data.”

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