The Russian village of Alekseyevka on the border with Ukraine was attacked with large weapons, prompting Russian forces to open fire in response.
“Around 5 a.m. this morning, the village of Alekseyvka in the Glushkovsky district came under fire from large-caliber weapons,” said Roman Starovoit, governor of Kursk province in western Russia. “Three houses, a car and a nearby school were destroyed in the attack.”
Mr. Starovoit added that there were no casualties, adding that Russian border guards responded with fire immediately and extinguished the attack.
Russian officials say the village of Alekseyevka was the first to come under military fire in the region, and experts are investigating at the scene.
The Kursk Governorate on May 11 raised the terror alert to high until May 25. Local officials say the area has been subjected to numerous attacks and shelling from the Ukrainian army.
On April 25, Russian air defense systems shot down two Ukrainian military drones in Kursk. A railway bridge in the area was also partially collapsed due to vandalism on May 1.
The Institute for the Study of War (ISW), based in the US capital, Washington, on May 16 published a report stating that Russian forces withdrawing from the city of Kharkov are trying to defend the border to prevent Ukrainian troops from gathering. hit targets in Belgorod, a city that plays an important role in Russia’s logistics line for the special military operation.
The war in the Donbass region has become a tug-of-war between Russia and Ukraine, especially in areas with difficult terrain. Representatives of Russia and Ukraine today both confirmed that the progress of the two sides’ negotiations has stalled. US intelligence believes that the progress of negotiations between Russia and Ukraine will depend on the outcome on the battlefield in Donbass.
Thanh Tam (Theo TASS, CNN)