Russia’s Belgorod and Kursk regions were targeted from across the Ukrainian border in the early hours of Wednesday, according to local governors.
Both officials blamed Ukraine for the attack, claims which have not been independently verified.
Statements from the governors of the regions said that one woman was injured in the attack, which targeted the town of Valuyki in Belgorod and the village of Tyotkino in Kursk.
Belgorod governor Viacheslav Gladkov She said Valuyki was bombed for more than an hour and Russian air defenses shot down three targets and one drone. Another 12 shells from Grad multiple rocket launcher (MLR) systems were fired at a residential area, according to Gladkov. Eight buildings and a power line were damaged and one woman sustained shrapnel injuries.
Kursk governor Roman Starovoit She said 12 shells were fired at Tyotkino, damaging a school.
In recent months, Russian regions bordering Ukraine and further east have come under frequent bombing and drone strikes.
Russia says Ukraine attacked Moscow with at least five drones on Tuesday. Kyiv rarely claims responsibility for such attacks. After Tuesday’s events, Andriy Cherniak, a representative of Ukrainian military intelligence, told POLITICO that such attacks « are the consequences of Russia’s armed aggression against Ukraine ».