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Russian regions near Ukraine report new attacks

the Russian regions of Belgorod and Kursk near the Ukrainian border have reported new attacks from the neighboring country. The governor of the Belgorod region Vyacheslav Gladkov said Wednesday evening on the Telegram news channel that during the shelling of the village of Solokhi one person was killed and six other residents, including a 14-year-old, were injured. Before that, Gladkow had spoken of three injuries and destruction in the area. A person died in the ambulance, said Gladkow. It is the most difficult situation since the shelling began. The information could not be independently verified.

In the Kursk area, according to the authorities, the Russian air defense system became one Ukrainian drone shot down. No one was injured, it said. The information was not independently verifiable.

There is one in Kursk increased alert level of the danger of terrorism, which has been extended to May 25 due to other incidents in recent weeks. The border regions, including Bryansk and Voronezh, had repeatedly complained about shelling from the Ukrainian side.

Ukraine generally denies allegations of having shelled targets such as ammunition depots or fuel depots in the large neighboring country. Russia had threatened to target command posts in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv if the shelling didn’t stop. (dpa)

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