July 16 () –
At least one civilian has died this Sunday in an attack carried out by the Ukrainian Army against a market located in a town in the Russian region of Belgorod, near the common border, as denounced by the Russian authorities.
The governor of Belgorod, Viacheslav Gladkov, has indicated in a message on Telegram that “the Ukrainian Armed Forces have fired at the central market of Shebekino” and has stated that the deceased was “a woman who was riding a bicycle at the time of the attack “.
He also stressed that “the facade of a trade pavilion and two vehicles have been damaged,” before adding that the mayor of Shebekino, Vladimir Zhdanov, and “rescue teams” are working on the scene.
Several regions of Russia located on the border with Ukraine, especially Belgorod, have been the scene of attacks by Ukrainian forces in recent weeks, as part of the invasion of Ukraine unleashed on February 24, 2022 by order of the Russian President Vladimir Putin.