One civilian killed in shelling of Russian town of Valuyki near border with Ukraine

One civilian was killed and two were injured in the shelling of Valuyki, a Russian town in the Belgorod region located near the border with Ukraine, regional governor Vyacheslav Gladkov stated on his Telegram channel.

“Air defence systems were operational, but there is damage on the ground. A sub-station was damaged, there are power shortages in the city. A fire started in eight residential buildings <…> and three cars,” Gladkov added.

By 5 a.m., power supply to the city was restored apart from one street that suffered the most damage in the attacks.

Local Telegram channels published videos of the shelling.

Video footage of the shelling

Russian border regions, including the Kursk, Bryansk and Belgorod regions, are being shelled regularly following the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

On 15 September, Gladkov reported shelling of a border village of Nekhoteevka. A customs terminal caught fire in the attack, he noted. On the same day, the Belgorod regional governor accused Ukraine of shelling the village of Krasny Khutor. On 13 September, Gladkov reported an attack on the Shelayevo village from the side of Ukraine, which injured two local residents.

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