Two UAZ vehicles with Russian border guards were fired upon in the Belgorod region. According to the Telegram channel Shot, one border guard was killed and three were injured.
According to Telegram channels, the first UAZ was allegedly shot with small arms and a grenade launcher as it moved about 400 meters from the Russian-Ukrainian border. An explosive device was dropped from a copter onto the second UAZ vehicle. There were two people inside, none of them were hurt.
On Tuesday, Mash and Baza reported that three armed men attacked a military unit in the town of Klintsy, Bryansk region (50 km from the border with Ukraine), after which they fled.
Russian border villages have been under constant shelling since the beginning of the war. On July 3, a series of explosions took place in Belgorod. According to the agency, four people were killed: one citizen of Russia and three citizens of Ukraine. The Russian Defense Ministry claims that the strikes were carried out by three Ukrainian Tochka-U missiles, which shot down the air defense forces. The APU denies this. Military experts told The Insider that one of the high-rise buildings was likely hit by the propulsion engine of a 9M335 anti-aircraft guided missile of the Russian Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft missile system covering Belgorod.
Prior to this, the governor of the Belgorod region, Vyacheslav Gladkov, called the incident "a series of loud sounds." A video of Gladkov's communication with local residents was also published . "How can we sleep peacefully now?" the woman asked him. “Well, we won’t sleep peacefully,” the governor replied. - Everything that depends on me, on mine, on the operational services - we are in place. <...> What happened now is, of course, an extremely difficult situation. Therefore, to say that I will tell you now that there will never be [this] again, I cannot.”
According to Belgorod resident and Fonar.tv deputy editor-in-chief Nikita Parmenov, Belgorod residents are already calling last night “the worst night since the beginning of the special operation”: “Panic has increased, people are worried. Entertainment festivals and events have been canceled in the city today. There is confusion about the "newspeak" that the governor uses. Okay, when you called some explosions in the sky “pops”, but when two houses burned down in your house, people died, the governor for some reason again called it “a series of loud sounds”. This is the main complaint against the authorities now.”