Defence ministry says it repelled three assaults within the border space, which has come below intensified fireplace since final month.
Russia’s defence ministry has mentioned it thwarted three cross-border assaults close to the city of Shebekino, because it accused Ukraine of utilizing what it mentioned have been “terrorist formations”.
Shebekino lies within the Belgorod area, which has been focused in numerous assaults since Could.
“General, the assault concerned as much as 70 militants, 5 tanks, 4 armoured autos, seven pick-up vehicles and a Kamaz truck,” the Russian defence ministry mentioned on Thursday night, reporting at the very least three tried crossings.
It mentioned it used air power and artillery to repel the assaults and killed greater than 50 Ukrainian fighters.
The Russian Volunteer Corps (RVC), a far-right paramilitary group of ethnic Russians that helps Ukraine, claimed to be combating inside Russia.
“The second section promised by the RVC’s commander has begun!” it mentioned on Telegram, referring to a earlier incursion, alongside pictures of fighters firing weapons.
One other anti-Kremlin group that calls itself the Freedom of Russia Legion additionally introduced a plan to launch a cross-border raid.
The Belgorod area noticed an unprecedented two-day armed incursion final week and has come below intensified fireplace up to now days.
Ukraine denies its army is concerned within the incursions and says they’re performed by Russian volunteer fighters.
Vyacheslav Gladkov, the Belgorod area’s governor, accused Ukrainian armed forces of repeatedly shelling Shebekino with Soviet-designed grad 122mm rockets, setting alight a dormitory and damaging an administrative constructing.
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Gladkov mentioned at the very least 12 folks had been wounded within the earlier 24 hours Shebekino and accused Ukrainian armed forces of repeatedly shelling Shebekino with Soviet-designed grad 122mm rockets.
Residents poured into centres for displaced folks in Belgorod metropolis.
“There are various households with youngsters, together with infants and disabled folks. We’ll attempt to present them with as a lot care as potential,” mentioned metropolis mayor Valentin Demidov.
Two folks have been wounded within the metropolis when a drone crashed close to a petroleum station, he added.
It was not potential to independently confirm accounts from both facet.
The RVC and Freedom of Russia Legion claimed accountability for final month’s cross-border raid that marked some of the critical assaults on Russian territory since Moscow started its full-scale invasion of Ukraine.