The Russian Volunteer Corps and the Freedom Corps of Russia, two units of Russians fighting for Ukraine, reported in a video They again conquered the Russian border region of Belgorod. They say they are advancing towards the border town of Shchepkino, where Russian authorities have reported heavy shelling this morning. Volunteers say that it is not them, but the Russian army that is behind this bombing.
Two Russian-born units also invaded Belgorod last week, occupying a number of border villages for a day and a half. Russian authorities said they repelled the attack, killing 70 fighters, and the militias claimed few casualties and then retreated. The raid forced the Russian army to reinforce its defenses along the border with Ukraine.
Volunteers wrote on Telegram that they had bombed the Shchepkino town hall, where Russian troops were said to have entrenched themselves with artillery. They had received information from the locals. Their claims cannot be independently verified.
Vyacheslav Gladkov, the Belgorod governor, wrote in a telegram early this morning: “There was and is no enemy on the lands of the Belgorod province.” “There is a mass shooting.” But the district’s operational headquarters said in a statement to state news agency TASS: “The situation in Chebykino is appalling, fighting and shelling can be heard. Russian forces are active, but there is no penetration of the Ukrainian army.”
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