One dead and several injured in strikes against the Russian region of Belgorod

Strikes in Russia’s Belgorod region, bordering Ukraine, left one dead and five injured on Sunday, the regional governor said, two days after a barrage of attacks from Moscow hit Ukraine’s energy grid.

In the regional capital Belgorod, “there are four injured (with injuries) of moderate severity,” Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said on social media.

One of those injured is a man whose back was cut by shrapnel and another is a woman who suffered facial injuries, according to Gladkov.

He said more than a dozen residential buildings and several cars were damaged across the city.

Gladkov added that there was also “one dead and one injured” in the Belgorod district that surrounds the main town, where a poultry farm was hit.

Earlier on Sunday, Gladkov said air defense systems were operating over the Belgorod region.

The region has been repeatedly hit by shelling since President Vladimir Putin sent troops to Ukraine on February 24.

The governor recently announced the construction of defensive fortifications near the border, without specifying their length or exact location, and the formation of self-defense units for a possible Ukrainian incursion into Russian territory.

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