Rockets shot down over a Russian city – governor of Belgorod – RT Russia and the former Soviet Union
Four projectiles were intercepted in the Belgorod region and a woman was injured on the ground, Vyacheslav Gladkov reported
Russian air defense forces repelled a rocket attack over the Belgorod region, Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov reported. Four projectiles were fired over the provincial capital and surrounding areas, he said. The city is located about 35 km from the Ukrainian border.
Local authorities have yet to fully assess the incident that occurred on Monday morning, the governor said. According to preliminary information, debris fell on private houses near Belgorod, causing damage and injuring a woman. An ambulance rushed her to hospital with a concussion, which is believed to be of moderate severity, the governor added.
Ukrainian troops regularly launch attacks against targets in the Belgorod region. In a similar incident last Monday, three missiles were fired at the town of Novy Oskol, located about 50 km from the border. These were shot down by Russian troops, Gladkov reported at the time.
Air defenses repel Ukrainian strike on Russia – governor
At the end of February, the remains of three unmanned aircraft were found in Belgorod. The plane was reportedly fitted with British-made explosives and launched by Ukrainians as “kamikaze drones” against the city’s energy infrastructure.
Regional authorities have declared a state of emergency in the border area, which is within range of Ukrainian artillery, and have evacuated some 250 families from the settlements most vulnerable to attack.
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