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4 Sep, 2023 22:30

Ukrainian infiltration mission ends in failure – governor

Russian forces have captured “foreign-made” weapons left by the enemy, a top local official said
Ukrainian infiltration mission ends in failure – governor

Russian military and security personnel have thwarted a Ukrainian attempt to infiltrate the country’s western Bryansk Region, Governor Aleksandr Bogomaz said on Monday. 

A Ukrainian “reconnaissance and sabotage group” attempted to cross into Russia in Sevsky District, Bogomaz wrote on Telegram. He added that intruders were met by units from the Defense Ministry and Federal Security Service (FSB).

The governor posted photos of shoulder-fired missiles, grenades, and ammunition, which he said were left by the enemy. Some of the abnandoned equipment was “foreign-made,” he wrote.

The FSB said earlier that a different Ukrainian group had been discovered and neutralized in Bryansk Region last Wednesday. According to Russian officials, two Ukrainian fighters were killed and five were captured. 

Ukraine has launched several cross-border raids this year. In early June, an incursion into Belgorod Region by the Russian Volunteer Corps (RDK), a Kiev-aligned unit made up of Russian citizens, was repelled after heavy fighting near the village of Novaya Tavolzhanka.

Kiev has also stepped up drone and missile attacks on Russian territory in recent months, as part of its much-anticipated ground offensive, launched in early June.