Moscow: Three people were reportedly killed after explosions were heard in Russia’s Belgorod city, near the Ukrainian border.
BBC quoted regional governor Vyacheslav Gladkov as saying that at least three people have died in explosions in the Russian city of Belgorod. He said that the blasts have partially destroyed nearly 50 buildings.
Since the Ukrainian-Russian conflict began on February 24, thousands of civilians and combatants have been killed or wounded, while at least 12 million people have fled their homes, according to BBC.
Senior Russian politician Andrei Klishas accused Ukraine of the attack on Belgorod and sought a military response, The Independent reported.
“The death of civilians and the destruction of civilian infrastructure in Belgorod are a direct act of aggression on the part of Ukraine and require the most severe – including a military – response,” Klishas was quoted as saying on Telegram.