Russian village shelled from Ukraine – governor

Four people were wounded after a settlement in Russia’s western Bryansk Region was hit, top local official claims

Russian village shelled from Ukraine – governor

The village of Zaymishche in the Bryansk Region of Russia was shelled from Ukraine on Tuesday morning, Governor Aleksandr Bogomaz has said.

The settlement is located near the town of Klintsy, some 45km from the Ukrainian border.

Initial reports suggested that four people were injured in the attack. But Bogomaz, who visited Zaymishche, later clarified that there had been six victims. All of them suffered shrapnel wounds and were hospitalized in stable condition, he said.

Some 50 building in the village have been damaged as a result of the shelling, according to the governor.

Numerous settlements in Russia’s southwestern regions of Belgorod, Bryansk and Kursk have been struck from inside Ukraine since Moscow launched its military operation in the country in late February.

The attacks, targeting both infrastructure and residential areas, have caused destruction, injuries and several fatalities among civilians.

Moscow has previously warned that it will hit Ukrainian “decision-making centers, including Kiev” if such incidents continue.