In the Valuysky urban district of the Belgorod region, a plane of the Ministry of Defense crashed. Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov wrote about this.
According to him, an investigation team and employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations are working at the scene. The Telegram channel Baza writes that this is a Su-25 attack aircraft, it fell on a barn with hay on the outskirts of the village of Orekhovo in the Valuysky district. After the fall, a fire started, the building burned down. Later, the Ministry of Defense reported that the pilot died, falling "in a deserted area." The cause of the plane crash, according to the department, was a technical malfunction.
The Belgorod region has been shelled since the beginning of the war in Ukraine. On February 19, as a result of the shelling of the village of Novaya Tavolzhanka, Shebekinsky district, a 12-year-old girl was killed, Gladkov reported . Before that, he introduced an indefinite "yellow" level of terrorist threat in the Belgorod region.
In early February, Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin reported to Russian President Vladimir Putin that residents of the Russian regions bordering Ukraine should be resettled due to ongoing shelling and threats to their lives. This requires 9.4 billion rubles, he said. In response, Putin called the elimination of "the very possibility of shelling" of the border regions a priority task, adding that this is the business of the Ministry of Defense. At the same time, Putin admitted that many people lost their homes due to shelling and were forced to move to live with relatives.
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