May 21, 2024, 3:52 PM

Ukraine attacks kill two in Russia’s Belgorod, Donetsk

Ukraine attacks kill two in Russia’s Belgorod, Donetsk

TEHRAN, May 21 (MNA) – Ukraine has killed two people in separate aerial attacks on Russia’s border region of Belgorod and the city of Donetsk, officials say.

In a post on Telegram, Belgorod Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said on Tuesday "A kamikaze drone attacked a moving car in which there was a driver and three passengers."

"As a result of injuries sustained in the explosion, a woman died at the scene," he said.

The governor said three other people who were boarding the car were injured.

The attack took place near a checkpoint at the village of Oktyabrsky, about 12 kilometers from the Ukrainian border.

Ukraine has repeatedly been fatally attacking Belgorod in recent months.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said his forces launched a major operation against the Kharkiv region, which sits across the border from Belgorod, two weeks ago in order to create a buffer zone to protect Russian frontier villages from Ukrainian assaults.

During the new operation, Moscow has captured a dozen villages, scoring significant territorial gains.

Also in the city of Donetsk, a man was killed by Ukrainian shelling, the mayor of the capital of Russia’s Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) said on Telegram.

"Residential buildings, a shopping center and infrastructure facilities were also damaged. Windows were blown out, walls and roofs of buildings and a gas pipe were hit by fragments," Alexei Kulemzin added.

Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson signed agreements to join the Russian state at the Kremlin in September 2022, seven months after the start of Russia’s “special military operation” in Ukraine.

Moscow launched the military operation in Ukraine on February 24, 2022. Western countries have responded to the Russian military operation by backing Ukraine with cash and heavy weaponry while imposing unprecedented sanctions on Russian officials and entities.

Moscow has repeatedly warned that such a flow of weapons to Kiev will only prolong the conflict.


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