At least 11 people died and 15 were injured on Saturday after a shooting attack on a military training camp in Belgorodo, in southwestern Russia, according to information from the Defense Ministry shared by the Ria news agency.
The attack, according to a statement from the ministry, would have been committed by two citizens at a time when volunteers to fight in the Ukrainian War were training there. The gunmen died after an exchange of fire, in what Moscow called a terrorist attack.
The authors, says the text, belong to the CEI (Community of Independent States), an association of former Soviet republics. The country of origin, however, was not detailed.
During the morning, another attack had also been reported in the Belgorod region, which borders Ukraine. Without specifying the source, the local government said that a fuel depot caught fire after being bombed. According to the Tass news agency, ten tanks with residual diesel fuel were set on fire.
Ukraine’s Armed Forces did not comment on the episodes, but earlier said on social media that its troops had repelled 11 Russian attacks near the cities of Kramatorsk, Bakhmut and Avdiivka, in northern Donetsk province, throughout the day.
In a video speech released every night, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said his country’s troops still held the strategic city of Bakhmut despite repeated attacks by Moscow, but signaled the situation in Donbass, the Russian-speaking east of the country. , follows “very difficult”.
The leader also said that 65,000 Russian soldiers died in combat — a figure that could not be independently verified and that differs greatly from Russia’s figure of just over 5,000.
“But according to the way Russia’s ‘burial operation’ continues, we can say that not even 100,000 dead Russian citizens will give the Kremlin any thought,” he said.