Russia mistakenly bombs its own city – Belgorod rocked with powerful explosion

21 April, 11:49 AM
Consequences of the attack on Belgorod (Photo:via Жесть Белгород / Telegram)

Consequences of the attack on Belgorod (Photo:via Жесть Белгород / Telegram)

In its reckless attempts to pummel Ukraine, some Russian bombs have missed their targets and ended up in the wrong country.

You can add Russia to that list.

A powerful explosion rocked the Russian city of Belgorod and caused a large crater late on April 20.

Russia's Ministry of Defense said it was "an accidental discharge of aviation ammunition" from a Su-34 flying over the city, according to state news agency RIA-Novosti report.

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The MoD reported no victims in the incident and provided no further details.

Belgorod Oblast Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov, however, reported on Telegram that two people had been injured, buildings were left damaged, and a 20-meter-wide crater (65 feet) was left on a main street.

Sitting near Ukraine’s border, Belgorod has a population of about 340,000 people.

"There was an explosion. According to preliminary information, there are no casualties. A huge crater 20 metres across appeared at the intersection of one of the main streets. Windows shattered in a neighbouring apartment building. The blast wave damaged several parked cars and toppled power poles," Gladkov wrote.

Videos and photos of the explosions and its aftermath soon appeared on social media.

Videos show piles of concrete on the street and damaged cars. The man behind a video says that half of the street no longer exists. Another video shows a car upside down on the roof of a shop.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has repeatedly said that Ukraine won't attack Russian territory and uses weapons only for liberation of its own soil.

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