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Russian Regions Shelled Near Ukraine Border

Damage in the Belgorod region town of Valuyki. Vyacheslav Gladkov / Telegram

At least one person was injured in attacks on two Russian regions bordering Ukraine, regional authorities said early Wednesday.

The governors of southwestern Russia’s Belgorod and Kursk regions both issued statements about Ukrainian attacks on two residential areas, located some 400 kilometers apart from each other.

The Belgorod region town of Valuyki was shelled for more than an hour by Soviet-era Grad rocket launchers, according to Belgorod Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov.

Air defense systems shot down three “targets” and one unmanned drone on approach to Vluyki, he added.

A woman was hospitalized with shrapnel wounds to the chest.

Meanwhile, the Kursk region village of Tetkino was attacked 12 times, Kursk Governor Roman Starovoit said.

No injuries were reported there.

Starovoit said a school was “heavily damaged” in Tetkino, while Gladkov reported damage to eight private homes and an electric substation in Valuyki.

On Tuesday, Gladkov said the Belgorod region came under attack by Ukraine 130 times in the day before.

Border towns and villages in southern Russia have regularly been targeted by drone attacks and shelling since Moscow launched its invasion of Ukraine. 

Kyiv has denied responsibility for the attacks.

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