The governor of Russia said that a Ukrainian “sabotage organization” had entered Russian territory, and Russia was carrying out an eradication operation
According to news from TASS, Agence France-Presse and other foreign media on the 22nd, Gladkov, the governor of the Belgorod region near the Ukrainian border, said on the same day that a Ukrainian “sabotage organization” crossed the border and entered Russian territory. Eliminate the action, take all necessary measures to destroy the enemy.
“A Ukrainian sabotage reconnaissance team has infiltrated the Graivoronsky area (Belgorod region). The Russian army, together with the Russian Border Service and the Federal Security Service, is taking all necessary measures to eliminate the enemy. I will continue to report the details”, Gladko Husband said on the social platform Telegram.
The TASS news agency mentioned that just before Gladkov reported the above news, the Ukrainian army shelled the Graivoronsky area bordering Ukraine, causing two civilians to be injured. A woman is currently in the intensive care unit in serious condition, and another man is in serious condition relatively stable.
Regarding the above news, both CNN and Reuters stated that they could not verify the Russian statement for the time being.
Screenshot of the video posted by the “Russian Volunteer Army” on Telegram on the 22nd Source: “Ukrainian Pravda”
But it is worth noting that on the 22nd, the Ukrainian media “Kiev Independent” and “Ukrainian Pravda” paid attention to the explosion in Belgorod, Russia. According to reports, the Russian rebel organization “Russian Volunteers” fighting for Ukraine stated that its members conducted combat operations in the Belgorod region of Russia. The organization released a video on the 22nd, showing scenes of operations in Belgorod and Bryansk regions. The report also said that an organization called the “Russian Free Corps” stated on Telegram that they were also “returning” to Russia and urged Russian citizens not to resist.
Kremlin says Putin has been informed of “Ukrainian saboteur group’s incursion into Russian territory”
According to the latest news from Agence France-Presse on the 22nd, regarding the “Ukrainian sabotage organization’s intrusion into Russian territory” previously reported by Russia, Kremlin Spokesperson Peskov responded later on the 22nd that Russian President Vladimir Putin had heard the relevant report.
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“The (Russian) Ministry of Defense, the Federal Security Service and the Border Service have reported to the Russian President … about the attempted invasion of the Belgorod region by a Ukrainian saboteur group,” Peskov said.
According to the report, Peskov said that the Ukrainian side’s “sabotage” of the organization was aimed at “diverting (people’s) attention to Bahmut.”
Also on the 22nd, Podolyak, an adviser to the Ukrainian President’s Office, tweeted that Ukraine had nothing to do with the “invasion”. “Ukraine is following events in the Belgorod region of Russia and studying the situation, but this has nothing to do with Ukraine,” Podolak wrote. The Guardian, which reported the news, said that this was an attempt by the Ukrainian side to draw a line from what the Russian side called the “invasion”.