Belgorod: One dead in strikes against Russian region near Ukraine, governor says


One person was killed and eight people were injured on Sunday in the Russian region of Belgorod following shelling by Ukrainian forces, according to the regional governor.

“One person has died. It is known that the man came to us from Tambov and worked as an entrepreneur on the construction of a poultry farm,” Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said on Telegram. “I express my condolences to the families and friends of the deceased.”

“Eight people were injured, seven are currently in hospital, including one in intensive care. All necessary medical assistance is being provided. Another victim refused to be hospitalized and was sent on an outpatient basis,” Gladkov added .

Gladkov said medical assistance was provided to the scene of the strikes and that 14 residential buildings and several cars were also damaged in the area.

Belgorod, about 35 kilometers (22 miles) from the Ukrainian border, has already been hit. On November 15, the governor said two people had been killed by Ukrainian shelling.

On December 8, Gladkov said that the region had again been shelled by Ukrainian armed forces. Gladkov said on Telegram that the city suffered damage to a power line caused by a “shrapnel fragment”.


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