Two Russian soldiers were killed and more than two dozen were hospitalized after eating poison-laced pastries offered to them by civilians in Ukraine, the country's intelligence officials claimed.

The two Russian troopers who belonged to the third Motor Rifle Division died after consuming stuffed buns laced with poison, offered to them by the locals of Izium, a city in the Kharkiv region, according to a Facebook post from the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine on Saturday, as reported by NY Post.

"Ukrainians resist the occupiers by all available means. According to available information, the local residents of the Izium district (Kharkiv region) ‘treated’ Russians from the 3rd Motorized Rifle Division of the Russian Federation with poisoned pies. As a result, two invaders were killed at once, another 28 went to intensive care," the official said, reported.

Meanwhile, the condition of the hospitalized soldiers remains unknown.

There were also reports of more than 500 Russian soldiers from the same division of the Russian army being hospitalized due to alcohol poisoning. However, it is unclear if the poisoned alcohol was obtained from the Ukrainian citizens.

The Russian army has written off the deaths as "non-combat losses" while it continues the airstrikes in the Kharkiv region, according to Ukraine officials. The regional governor in Kharkiv, Oleh Synyehubov said the city witnessed more than 20 strikes from the Russian troops over the past day.

Ever since Russia started the invasion in February, there were reports about the Ukrainian civilians showing fierce resistance and taking up all means including making Molotov cocktails to confront armed Russian soldiers.

Last month, a Ukrainian woman from Kyiv reportedly took down a Russian drone by throwing a jar of pickled tomatoes at it.

According to reports, Russia launched an airstrike on Odesa, the country’s largest port city known as the "jewel of the Black Sea" on Sunday, while targetting its' oil-processing plant and fuel depots around the city.

Ukrainian soldiers stand by a burnt Russian tank on the outskirts of Kyiv, on March 31, 2022
Ukrainian soldiers stand by a burnt Russian tank on the outskirts of Kyiv, on March 31, 2022 AFP / RONALDO SCHEMIDT

Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accused Russia of "genocide" after hundreds of executed civilians were discovered in a mass grave in Bucha, a small city about 30 miles northwest of Kyiv.