Russia’s Belgorod region, bordering Ukraine, has been targeted in a series of attacks. Moscow points the finger at Kiev, which however claims: “Blitzes conducted by Russian groups hostile to Putin”.
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The Russian region of Belgorod, on the border with Ukraine, is under attack. According to the governor Vyacheslav Gladkov, Ukrainian forces have penetrated into enemy territory, and clashes are still ongoing with Moscow’s troops, as shown by videos and photos published on various Telegram channels, both Russian and Ukrainian. “A sabotage and reconnaissance group of the Armed Forces of Ukraine – wrote Governor Gladkov – entered the territory of the Grayvoronsky district. The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, together with the Border Service, the Russian Guard and the FSB, are adopting the necessary measures to eliminate the enemy”.
Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for the Kremlin, added that “the purpose of the Ukrainian sabotage in the Belgorod region is to divert attention from the situation in the direction of Bakhmut. The Defense Ministry, the FSB and the Border Service reported to Putin about an attempt by Ukrainian saboteurs to break into the Belgorod region,” Peskov said. “Russian forces are working to expel the group of Ukrainian saboteurs from the territory of the Russian Federation and destroy it. There are enough forces and means,” concluded Peskov.
Ukraine: “Attacks carried out by Russian partisans”
Although Russia points the finger at Ukrainian sabotage groups from Kiev they deny any involvement. Mykhailo Podolyak, adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, said that “Ukraine is watching the events in the Belgorod region of Russia with interest and studying the situation, but it has nothing to do with it. As you know, tanks are sold in any military shop and underground guerrilla groups are composed of Russian citizens”.
In short, according to Kiev, the attacks on Belgorod would be the work of Russian partisans hostile to Vladimir Putin’s regime, the same ones who may have attacked the Kremlin with a drone in recent weeks. According to Andriy Yusov, a representative of Ukrainian military intelligence, the blitz was carried out by Russian militiamen belonging to two organizations, Freedom for Russia and the Russian Volunteer Corps. The purpose of the operation, he adds, is to “create a security zone” in Russian territory.
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