Ukrainian Shelling Kills 11 Civilians in Russia’s Belgorod Oblast

Eight were killed in a strike on an apartment building

At least 11 civilians were killed by Ukrainian shelling in Russia’s Belgorod Oblast, including eight who were killed in a missile strike on an apartment building, according to the region’s governor.

“As a result of massive Ukrainian shelling, 11 civilians have been killed in Belgorod today. Eight bodies were pulled from the rubble of a collapsed building and three people were killed in a shelling attack that occurred [on Sunday] evening — a girl aged 17, a woman, and a man died of injuries instantly,” Belgorod Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov wrote on Telegram.

Photo shows part of a 10-story apartment building in Belgorod that collapsed after a Ukrainian strike (Source: TASS)

According to the Russian news agency TASS,  Tochka-U missiles, Olkha multiple rocket launchers, and Czech-made RM-70 Vampire systems were used in the attacks. The Ukrainian strikes on the Russian border region came after Russia launched a new offensive into northeastern Ukraine’s Kharkiv oblast from Belgorod.

Belgorod has come under frequent Ukrainian shelling throughout the war, and attacks have increased in the last few months. Last month, Gladkov said 120 civilians, including 11 children, have been killed by Ukrainian attacks since Russia launched its invasion in February 2022.

In November 2023, the UN estimated that over 10,000 civilians had been killed in Ukraine since Russia invaded, including more than 560 children.

Author: Dave DeCamp

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