Russian border province continued to be ambushed overnight
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Russian border province continued to be ambushed overnight

Belgorod Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov announced that the area continued to be attacked overnight, but no casualties were reported.

Vyacheslav Gladkov, governor of the province of Belgorod, on the border with Ukraine, announced on May 26 that five districts of the province were continuously attacked by drones and artillery and mortar shells, of which the village of Kozinka was hit by more than 130 types of projectiles.

Gladkov said there were no casualties, but said a gas pipeline and power line in the area had been damaged in the attack. Some houses and shops were also damaged. Gladkov added that emergency response units quickly reached the scene.

Ruined house in Belgorod, Russia, in this photo posted by Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov on April 20.  Photo: AFP

Ruined house in Belgorod, Russia, in this photo posted by Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov on April 20. Photo: AFP

Belgorod province has recently been subjected to repeated attacks, said to be the biggest and boldest since Russia began hostilities in Ukraine in February 2022. The attacks also took place in the context of the Ukrainian army preparing to launch a major strike operation. counteroffensive.

The frequency of attacks in Belgorod province may force Russia to send troops from the front lines in Ukraine to protect the border area, leaving the defense line narrow.

In the southern Russian city of Krasnodar, two drones also damaged several buildings on Morskaya Street, but critical infrastructure was unaffected. Veniamin Kondratiev, governor of the Krasnodar region, confirmed that there were no civilian casualties in the attack.

The Russian military then launched missiles at targets in the city of Dnipro in central Ukraine. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said a clinic in the city was destroyed, killing one person and injuring 15 others.

Belgorod province.  Graphics: FT

Belgorod province. Graphics: FT

Ngoc Anh (according to AFP/CNN)

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Written by Esme Dominguez

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