Russian authorities say a Russian civilian has been killed on Russian soil for the first time since the start of the war in Ukraine.
According to the governor of Belgorod, this happened in that border region during shelling. Three were also injured.
“At the moment there is one fatality. He died in the ambulance. Three were injured,” said Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov of the Belgorod region. He says it is “the most difficult” period for his region since Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered troops to invade Ukraine on February 24.
It would be the first civilian on Russian soil to be killed since the start of the war in Ukraine.
Gladkov accuses Ukraine of targeting the village of Solokhi. According to him, a house has been partly destroyed. “The population will be taken to a safe place,” it said.