Again there are reports of shelling on the Russian border region of Belgorod. The Russian military is now reporting that an invasion of its own territory has also been prevented.
According to its own statements, the Russian military has prevented several attempts by armed forces to advance into its own territory in the Belgorod region not far from Ukraine. “Ukrainian terrorist units, consisting of two rifle companies reinforced with tanks, tried to penetrate into Russia in the area of the village of Novaya Tavolshanka and the international car border crossing “Shebekino”, said Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov. A total of three such attacks were repelled.
The enemy was attacked from the air and with heavy artillery, among other things, and suffered “significant losses” during their retreat. “More than 30 Ukrainian terrorists, four armored vehicles, a Grad multiple rocket launcher and an all-terrain vehicle were killed in the border area,” Konashenkov said.
These statements cannot be verified independently. Konashenkov did not provide any information about his own losses.
Governor reports heavy shelling
The governor of Belgorod, Vyacheslav Gladkov, reported early in the morning that the city of Schebekino was being shelled. According to him, the number of people injured in the city has risen to eight as a result of the sustained shelling. At the same time, he denied an advance by Ukrainian soldiers. “The enemy was not on the territory of the Belgorod region and is not,” he said on his Telegram channel.
Russia launched a war of aggression against Ukraine more than 15 months ago and is shelling the neighboring country’s territory every day. Deaths, injuries and damage to property are part of everyday life in Ukraine. But the Russian border regions are now also complaining about increasing shelling from the Ukrainian side. In May there was heavy fighting in the Belgorod region with armed invaders. Volunteer battalions, made up of Russians but fighting on the side of Ukraine, claimed responsibility for the action.
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