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1 Killed in Rocket Attacks on Russia’s Belgorod Region

A home damaged in Tuesday's attack on the Belgorod region. Telegram

One person was killed and seven others were injured in Ukrainian rocket attacks on western Russia's Belgorod region, local authorities said Tuesday.

The air strikes, which prompted Russian authorities to issue three separate alerts on Tuesday, came just hours after Russia launched a deadly wave of attacks on the Ukrainian cities of Kyiv and Kharkiv. 

Belgorod region Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said a man was killed when a missile exploded near the car he was driving, while five others received various injuries.

Russia’s Defense Ministry claimed to have downed multiple “Olkha” missiles over the region.

Following an attack earlier on Tuesday, Gladkov said one man had been hospitalized and was in serious condition after receiving shrapnel wounds, while a woman whose hand was lacerated refused to be hospitalized after being examined by paramedics. 

Residents were urged to stay in their homes, while authorities scaled back public transportation services in the region.

On Saturday, 25 residents of Belgorod were killed in one of the deadliest strikes on Russian soil since Moscow invaded Ukraine in February 2022.

President Vladimir Putin and Russia’s Defense Ministry have vowed to continue shelling Ukraine in response to what they called a “terrorist attack” on Belgorod. 

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