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


One person was reported dead and eight people were injured in Russia’s Belgorod region on Sunday after shelling by Ukrainian forces, according to the regional governor.

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

“Eight people were injured, seven are now in hospital, one of them in intensive care. All necessary medical assistance is provided. Another victim refused hospitalization and was sent for outpatient treatment,” Gladkov added.

Gladkov said medical assistance was provided at the site of the strikes and there was also damage to 14 residential buildings and several cars in the area.

Belgorod, about 35 kilometers (22 miles) from the border with Ukraine, has been attacked before. On November 15, the governor said two people had been killed by Ukrainian airstrikes.

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

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