Artillery fire hits Russian border villages – Governor


Russian villages near the border with Ukraine were subjected to intense artillery fire on Tuesday morning, according to the governors of the Kursk and Bryansk regions.

“The morning started again with artillery bombardments on the border settlements,” Roman Starovoit said on the Telegram messaging app.

Starovoit later added that an unknown number of houses were damaged and electricity was cut in the border villages of Tyotkino and Popovo-Lezhachy.

He said there were no casualties but warned that “the threat of shelling” remained.

Hours later, the head of Russia’s Bryansk region, which also shares a border with Ukraine, reported artillery fire in the village of Zernovo. There were no injuries, Governor Alexander Bogomaz wrote on Telegram.

The head of Ukraine’s Sumy region, which borders Russia’s Kursk and Bryansk regions, said Monday that Russian shelling injured at least six people and destroyed several buildings, including a school.

The governor of the Russian region of Rostov, a third region bordering Ukraine located 100 kilometers east of the occupied city of Mariupol, confirmed that a drone fell on a house in the city of Taganrog on Monday evening , causing a fire.

Rostov Region Governor Vasily Golubev said there were no injuries.

The incidents came after the Russian Defense Ministry accused Kyiv of killing a family of five in a missile strike on the border town of Belgorod on Sunday.

Reports of explosions on Russian territory have become more frequent since Moscow forces withdrew from Kyiv in late March and the Ukrainian army launched a counteroffensive near the city of Kharkiv.

Kyiv did not claim responsibility for any of the attacks on Russian territory, but neither did it deny being the instigator.


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