Ukrainian shelling targeted Russia’s Belgorod region on Sunday, wounding three people, local authorities said.
“Three members of the same family suffered wounds in the shelling in Belgorod. Two men with shrapnel wounds were taken to the hospital and a woman received outpatient treatment,” Belgorod Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov wrote on Telegram.
Belgorod borders Ukraine’s Kharkiv region, where Ukrainian forces made significant territorial gains in a counteroffensive last month. Attacks have been reported inside Belgorod throughout the war, but they have intensified in recent weeks.
On Saturday, two gunmen opened fire at a military base in Belgorod, killing 11 Russian soldiers. The Russian Defense Ministry said the incident was a terrorist attack and that the perpetrators were from a former Soviet state, but didn’t specify which one. The shooters fired on Russian volunteer soldiers during target practice and were killed by returning fire.
Also on Saturday, Gladkov said a fire was extinguished at an oil depot in Belgorod that broke out due to Ukrainian shelling. On Friday, Gladkov reported an apartment building was damaged by Ukrainian shelling, and a day earlier, he said Ukrainian strikes targeted an ammunition depot in the region.
Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin launched large-scale missile strikes across Ukraine on power infrastructure in response to the truck bombing of the Crimean Bridge. He said Friday that there was no need to keep up the attacks, but previously warned of a harsher response to further Ukrainian “terrorist attacks” on Russian territory.