The best way, according to Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov, to stop the shelling of the Belgorod region by Ukrainian troops is to annex Kharkiv and the entire Kharkiv region to it. The official stated this on the air of the Russia 24 TV channel.
“Kharkov to join the Belgorod region. This is the best way to solve the problem of shelling in the Belgorod region,” Gladkov said.
According to TASS, the Ukrainian military regularly shell the Belgorod region. A state of emergency was introduced in 15 border settlements.
Vyacheslav Gladkov also said that in addition to the last raid of Ukrainian units in the city of Graivoron, 5 sabotage and reconnaissance groups (DRG) of the Armed Forces of Ukraine penetrated the territory of the Belgorod region.
“We live in conditions of virtual war. Like someone – do not like it, but she goes. The enemy is coming, we had five DRGs before the latest events in Grayvoron,” the governor stressed.
Denis Nikitin (Kapustin), a representative of the Russian Volunteer Corps (a radical nationalist division of the Armed Forces of Ukraine), also reported that “it was easier to cross the Russian-Ukrainian border than to pass by the concierge.” Rosfinmonitoring soon included Denis Kapustin in the list of terrorists and extremists – for a raid in the Bryansk region that took place in March, and an attempt on the life of the “Orthodox oligarch” Konstantin Malofeev, in which Kapustin is suspected by the FSB of the Russian Federation.
After the Grayvoron raid, the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation opened a criminal case under six articles of the Criminal Code.
The RDK invasion of the Belgorod region took place on May 22-23, as a result of the fighting between Ukrainian soldiers and the Russian military, one civilian was killed, and 13 more people were injured. Data on the losses of military personnel vary. The city of Grayvoron, located near the border with Ukraine, continues to be under fire from the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
On May 27, Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov reported that he himself came under fire in the border town of Shebekino. According to him, this day was the most difficult for the district, as the city was shelled five times. As a result of the actions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, one civilian was killed, three more were injured.
Prior to this, Gladkov reported the death of a security guard and the injury of two teenagers during shelling of Shebekino from Ukraine. He also noted that in the ice arena of the city, due to shelling, the facade was damaged and windows were broken. In addition, the roadbed in the parking lot was damaged. The pedestrian bridge was damaged in several places.
On May 26, Gladkov also reported on the shelling of the Shebekinsky urban district, as a result of which a man was wounded.
“There is one victim, a man with minor head and right leg wounds. All the necessary medical care was provided at the Central District Hospital, sent for outpatient treatment, ”Gladkov said.
According to the head of the Belgorod region, power lines were damaged in the village of Bezlyudovka. Grafovka, Pristen and Ivanovka also remained without electricity. Emergency services are said to be on the scene. In this case, a house bypass of the territory takes place.
On May 23, the governor said that the border checkpoint in Shebekino was fired from a mortar.
“Two arrivals from a mortar at a border checkpoint were recorded in Shebekino, and an explosive device was dropped from a UAV at a road junction,” he wrote, adding that there were no casualties or damage.
Gladkov clarified that the Shebekinsky urban district was fired upon 25 times, of which eight mortar shells were fired at the village of Terezovka. The head of the region stressed that there were no casualties or damage.