Russian forces had planned to set up a trap in the city of Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine but a nearby goat had plans of its own when their erratic movements caused the trap to go off injuring multiple Russian soldiers in the area.
Lol don’t worry the Goat of Kyiv will come to your rescue…— MR HAMEED (@KryptoKnight22) June 21, 2022
Russian soldiers had pinned grenades in a circular defense around a local hospital when a goat from a nearby village had escaped and wandered to the city. The goat managed to accidentally set off one of the grenades causing a chain reaction.
Ukraine's Chief Intelligence Directorate said, "As a result of the goat’s ‘chaotic’ movements, the animal ‘disposed of’ several grenades. As a result of a chain reaction, several (Russians) sustained injuries of varying degrees of severity."
However, there was no mention of the goat's well-being along with the possible 40 Russian soldiers who were injured during the incident.
Many people on social media have named the heroic animal the "Goat of Kyiv", a play on the Ghost of Kyiv, a legendary Ukrainian pilot who single-handedly shot down multiple Russian planes during the attack on Ukraine's capital.
Some people even believe this may have been a tactic set out by the Ukrainian army.
Guinness Book of Records calling! Those clever Ukrainians have trained goats to kill Russian invaders. https://t.co/JKglgJfscO— Taras Kuzio(@TarasKuzio) June 24, 2022
Nevertheless, the goat's heroic sacrifice lives on in Ukrainian legend.