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10 May, 2023 23:24

Three Russian border regions come under attack – governors

Drone raids and artillery fire were reported by Bryansk, Belgorod and Kursk officials
Three Russian border regions come under attack – governors

A Ukrainian drone has struck a government building in Russia’s Bryansk Region, which shares a border with Ukraine, local governor Aleksandr Bogomaz said in the early hours of Thursday. A UAV raid and artillery fire were also reported in Russia’s Belgorod and Kursk Regions, which also have a border with Ukraine.

Bogomaz said the raid took place in Starodub, a town of 17,000 people, and that that no one was hurt. Telegram channel Baza reported that the targeted building was a military enlistment office.

Belgorod Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov wrote on his Telegram channel on Wednesday evening that two drones “exploded over a residential area,” damaging two houses and a car. An hour later, he added that a third UAV had been shot down by air defenses. According to the governor, there were no casualties.

Several hours later, Kursk Governor Roman Starovoyt published a post on social media claiming that five projectiles had hit an electrical grid in the village of Tyotkino, causing a partial power outage. 

Russia’s border regions have been repeatedly shelled and targeted by drones since Moscow launched its military operation in Ukraine more than a year ago. On Wednesday, the shelling of the city of Shebekino in Belgorod Region claimed the life of one person.

A spokesman for the Transneft oil transport company said on Wednesday that there was an attempt to carry out a “terrorist attack” on a section of the Druzhba pipeline in the Bryansk Region that transports oil to EU countries.

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