The governor of the Belgorod region Vyacheslav Gladkov said that as a result of the attack by saboteurs on border settlements, eight people were injured, there were no deaths among civilians. Who was injured - the military or residents, Gladkov did not specify.
A legal regime for counter-terrorist operations has been introduced in the region.
“The situation remains quite tense. Most of the population left the territory of the Grayvoron district. For those who are unable to, we help with our own transport. Whoever has the opportunity, leaves by personal transport, ”Gladkov said during a live broadcast.
On the morning of May 22, the Russian Volunteer Corps (RDK) reported on its Telegram channel that its fighters had crossed the Russian-Ukrainian border. The channel also featured four short videos. In one of them, men in military uniform stand against the background of a sign for the village of Bezlyudovka, Belgorod Region, in the second, near the sign for the village of Churovichi, Bryansk Region, and in the third, near the sign for the village of Lyubimovka, in the Kursk Region. In another video, you can see people in military uniforms in a car, while off-screen someone shouts “RDK, go!”.
In the afternoon, "Freedom of Russia" and the RDC announced the "liberation" of Kozinka in the Belgorod Region and the entry into the settlement of Grayvoron.
The Telegram channel of the Russian propaganda channel RT also reports on the “capture by Ukrainian saboteurs” of the House of Culture in the village of Gora-Podol, Belgorod Region.