Russian Border Under Attack Again, Drones Target Multiple Areas
|"The formation of a crater occurred after a Russian fighter jet accidentally dropped a bomb in its own city of Belgorod on Thursday (April 20, 2023). (TELEGRAM CHANNEL OF GOVERNOR BELGOROD VYACHESLAV GLADKOV via AP)"|
The escalating attacks on the Russian border with Ukraine have resulted in casualties, with two people killed on Saturday (May 27, 2023). The governor of the Belgorod region, Vyacheslav Gladkov, confirmed the new shooting incident that occurred a day after dozens of attacks took place. This article delves into the recent surge in drone attacks, providing details of the incidents and their impact on various Russian territories.
The Fatal Consequences
- The Shooting Incident in Shebekino
- Governor's Statement on the Security Guard's Death
The recent wave of attacks claimed the life of a security guard in the Shebekino area, as reported by Governor Gladkov. The guard was on duty during the shooting incident that resulted in his unfortunate demise. This incident serves as a grim reminder of the dangers faced by those safeguarding the border regions.
Injuries Among Civilians
- Teenage Victims
- Tragic Losses in Belgorod
Among those injured in the attacks were two teenagers aged 15 and 17. These innocent civilians fell victim to the violence that has gripped Belgorod. The region has faced an unprecedented series of attacks from Ukraine this week, prompting Russia to employ aircraft and artillery to repel the enemy forces.
Drone Strikes on Russian Territory
- The Damaged Oil Pipeline Administration Building in Pskov
- Unconfirmed Reports and Ongoing Investigations
The use of drones in targeting Russian territory has emerged as a significant concern. Governor Mikhail Vedernikov reported damage to an oil pipeline administration building in Pskov, caused by a drone attack. The incident occurred in the village of Litvinovo, approximately 10 kilometers from the Belarusian border. Fortunately, no casualties were reported, but investigations are currently underway to gather more information.
Unconfirmed reports from Baza (a Russian Telegram channel with sources in the intelligence service) suggest that the drones targeted the Transneft oil pumping station in Pskov. Baza also reported an attack on an oil refinery near Erokhino, in the western Russian region of Tver. While the Tver regional press service confirmed a drone's crash near Erokhino without any injuries, further details were not provided.
Heightened Drone Attacks
- Multiple Incidents along the Ukrainian Border
- Moscow's Accusations and Ukraine's Denial
Over the past few weeks, there has been a significant increase in drone attacks in Russia, primarily along the Ukrainian border. Moscow has attributed this surge to Kyiv and its Western supporters, accusing them of facilitating the growing number of attacks and sabotage operations, including those within the Kremlin. However, Ukraine vehemently denies any involvement in these incidents.
As tensions continue to escalate along the Russian-Ukrainian border, the threat of drone attacks looms large. The recent incidents resulting in casualties and damages have raised concerns and necessitate urgent measures to ensure the security and stability of the affected regions. The ongoing investigations aim to identify the culprits behind these attacks and prevent further harm to innocent lives and vital infrastructure.