‘Kyiv goat’ triggers Russian trap and injures 40 soldiers

At least 40 Russian soldiers have been injured after a Ukrainian goat triggered a trap they were setting around a hospital in Zaporizhzhia with its “chaotic movements”.

Troops were setting up a trip wire when an escaped goat from a farm in the village of Kinski Rozdory set it off.

They had pinned grenades around a local hospital and placed the trap as a “circular defense”, Ukraine’s Chief Intelligence Directorate said.

But shortly after setting the trap, the goat wandered towards the area, creating a chain reaction that injured dozens of soldiers.

“As a result of the goat’s ‘chaotic’ movements, the animal ‘thrown’ multiple grenades,” Defense Intelligence wrote.

“As a result of a chain reaction, several (Russians) suffered more or less serious injuries.”

At least 40 Russian soldiers were reportedly injured.

For now, the fate of the goat is unknown.

He is nicknamed the “Goat of Kyiv” on social media – a reference to the legend of a mythical heroic pilot, known as the Ghost of Kyiv, credited with shooting down many Russian planes during the invasion of Kyiv. the capital by the Kremlin.

Since seizing Kherson and Mariupol, the Kremlin has intensified its attacks in Zaporizhzhia.

At least 60% of Zaporizhzhia Oblast has fallen to Russian forces, which have relentlessly attacked the area since their February 24 invasion. Full control of the region would allow his army to advance on other central areas.

This is not the first time an animal has made headlines for helping the Ukrainian resistance.

Boss, a Jack Russel terrier, was recognized last month for searching for more than 200 explosive devices since the start of the invasion.

Two-year-old Boss – or Bullet in English – works in the Chernihiv region, north of Kyiv, to eliminate the threat of unexploded ordnance.

He has been working since he was six months old, paving the way for Ukrainians to return home safely without risk of further injury or death.

Hundreds of explosives are believed to have been left behind by the retreating Russian forces.

Dog breeds like Jack Russells have a keen sense of smell, which makes them more effective than many human clearance efforts.

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