Russia partisans stage new incursion into Russia – and show video proof

25 May, 07:01 PM
RDK fighters on the territory of Russia (

RDK fighters on the territory of Russia (

Russian Volunteer Corps (RDK) fighters announced that they had re-entered Russian territory on May 25, and published a video on their Telegram page.

"Of course, this time we don't need to prove to anyone that we filmed our video not in Kyiv Oblast, but in our homeland," the caption reads.“Nevertheless, we decided to make these videos our great tradition! Gloryto RDK!”

According to the fighter, "the flame of struggle is flaring up all over the country."

Video of day

Judging by the sign, the fighters are in the village of Glotovo, Belgorod Oblast.

The Freedom of Russia legion announced on May 22 that, together with the Russian Volunteer Corps, it had "completely liberated" the village of Kozinka in Russia’s Belgorod Oblast, passed the village of Gora-Podol, and entered the settlement of Graivoron and began to storm it.

The local authorities declared a "counterterrorist operation" and, according to the governor, most of the residents of the Grayvoron district evacuated.

The Russians claimed that they had killed most of the saboteurs and "pushed the rest back" to the territory of Ukraine. RDK and Legion fighters denied the losses.

The RDK and Legion reported that they had advanced 42 kilometers into Russia and controlled some settlements in Belgorod Oblast for a day. According to them, they lost two people in action and ten others were wounded.

The Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine called the actions of the Legion and the RDK in Belgorod Oblast of Russia "the establishment of a security strip" to protect Ukrainians. Andriy Yusov emphasized that the raid in the Russian region was carried out exclusively by Legion and RDK fighters, who are Russian citizens.

Mykhailo Podolyak, an adviser to the head of the President’s Office, also confirmed that Ukraine had nothing to do with the actions of the RDK and Legion in Belgorod Oblast.

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