Shelling with Grad rockets reported in Russia’s Belgorod Oblast

11 February, 10:41 PM
A damaged building in Shebekino (Photo:Вячеслав Гладков/Telegram)

A damaged building in Shebekino (Photo:Вячеслав Гладков/Telegram)

Several incoming rocket strikes were recorded in the town of Shebekino, the Governor of Russia’s Belgorod Oblast Vyacheslav Gladkov said on his channel on the Telegram messenger on Feb. 11.

Three men were wounded in the shelling and a local industrial enterprise was damaged in the town, which is about 5 kilometers from the Ukrainian border.

According to the official, as a result of three hits, one of the buildings of the enterprise was destroyed, and windows were smashed. One shell also hit a bus stop. Damage to three vehicles was also recorded.

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Gladkov said that the injured men were hospitalized with mild to moderate injuries.

Later, the Russian governor reported that Shebekino had been shelled again with Grad rockets. Gladkov claimed that the shells hit a private house, damaging its facade, roof, and windows. The shelling also caused a local non-residential building to catch fire.

The Ukrainian authorities have yet to comment on the incident.

Russia’s Kursk, Belgorod, and Bryansk oblasts bordering Ukraine have been placed on an indefinite yellow (high) terrorist threat level due to frequent shelling of Russian border towns.

Meanwhile, Ukraine frequently reports cross-border shelling from Russia of villages and towns in Chernihiv, Sumy and Kharkiv, three of the five Ukrainian oblasts that border Russia.

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