A local official said on Thursday that Ukrainians in Russian-occupied territories were using all means at their disposal to sabotage the attackers, including poisoning cherries.
Ivan Fedorov, the mayor of Melitopol in Zaporizhzhia Oblast, revealed in a televised address that the destructive Ukrainian farmers had succeeded in getting the occupiers out of the commission with the help of contaminated stone fruits.
Fedorov said Russian troops had stolen a sweet cherry crop from local farmers, allegedly to export it to Crimea for profit, unaware that the fruit had been sprayed with chemicals. Ukrainian News Reported.
“Our farmers have made another gift. [Russian fascists] – Freshly cured sweet cherries, which caused massive disease in people. [Russians] Who stole from farmers.
“And this is another kind of racist movement, the resistance, which exists today on the territory of the district of Militopol. You should not steal anything from us, it was all grown by the hard work of our farmers,” Fedorov said.
The mayor claimed that 99% of the people living in Militia are now part of a resistance movement targeting Russian troops.
Militia residents completely ignored the Russia Day celebrations. The whole country watched – last Sunday only 15 of the 70,000 residents who were temporarily residing in the occupied city [Russian] Passport, “Fedorov said.
Militopol has been under siege since the first days of the war, now in its fourth month. Much of the surrounding area, Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, is now under Kremlin control.