Conflicts & War

Two killed, two wounded by Ukrainian shelling in Russia’s Belgorod region

Moscow, Jun 2 (EFE).- Two women were killed and two men were wounded Friday after the Ukrainian army shelled several Russian towns bordering Ukraine, according to the governor of Belgorod, the hardest-hit region in Russia since the start of the war.

Belgorod governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said Ukraine shelled a road in Shebekino.

“The shrapnel hit cars. In one of them there were two women who died on the spot as a result of the wounds they sustained,” he said on Telegram.

According to Gladkov, two men in another car were also wounded, and were taken to hospital in a serious condition.

On Thursday, the Belgorod region was hit by several attacks, which were claimed by two Russian paramilitary groups fighting on the Ukrainian side that allegedly staged an incursion into Russian territory at the end of May.

The Russian Defense Ministry claimed Thursday to have repelled three attacks in Shebekino and to have caused more than 50 casualties in the Ukrainian ranks.

The escalation in recent days has forced Russian authorities to start evacuating thousands of civilians from the localities near the Ukrainian border.EFE


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