Tue, 09 Aug 2022

At least three people have been killed in Belgorod overnight in what appears to be the worst cross-border shelling of Russian territory by Ukraine

Ukraine launched three Tochka-U ballistic missiles loaded with cluster munitions at the Russian city of Belgorod, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Sunday. It added that all three had been intercepted mid-air, but that parts of one of the missiles had hit a house.

Regional Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said that three people were killed and four injured overnight. He added that 11 apartment complexes and at least 39 smaller houses were damaged.

Russian news outlet Baza later reported that two more bodies were recovered from under the rubble, raising the death toll to five. This was not confirmed by officials.

Belgorod is located around 40km from the Ukrainian border.



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