At least three people were killed last night in the Russian city of Belgorod, the local governor said after earlier reports of several “strong explosions” in the city near the Ukrainian border. Dozens of buildings have been damaged and four people are said to have been injured.
On Telegram, Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said the explosions took place very early on Sunday and that eleven residential buildings and 39 houses were damaged. “The circumstances of the incident are being established. Obviously, the anti-aircraft defenses have been activated,” he said.
The explosions are likely to have been caused by Ukrainian missile attacks, De Morgen writes. The Ukrainian army has also fired at a Russian base in Melitopol, the southern Ukrainian city that is currently in Russian hands.
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Meanwhile, Russian troops have entered the city of Lysychansk, according to the Ukrainian General Staff. Lysychansk was the last place in the eastern province of Lugansk that was still under Ukrainian control.
Explosions have been heard in southern Ukraine in the city of Mykolaiv, where Russians say they fired rockets at a Ukrainian command post, VRT reports.