Putin refers to events in Bryansk region as ‘terrorist attack’

Russian President Vladimir Putin has referred to the events that transpired earlier today in the Bryansk region as a “terrorist attack”. Earlier, the Bryansk region governor Alexander Bogomaz reported that the territory of the Klimovsky district of the region had been breached by a Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance group.

According to him, the “terrorists” entered the border territory and opened fire on civilians.

“They saw that it was a civilian car. They saw that civilians and children were inside. They opened fire on them. These are exactly the people who see their goal in depriving us of our historical memory, our history, our traditions and language,” Putin said during a video conference.

Putin was supposed to go on a work trip to the city of Pyatigorsk today for the opening ceremony of the Year of Teachers event, but due to the situation in the Bryansk region the trip was cancelled.

Earlier today, Bogomaz reported that “saboteurs” had opened fire on a moving vehicle, killing a civilian and injuring a 10-year-old. Furthermore, according to the Bryansk region governor, Ukraine’s Armed Forces launched a drone the falling of which led to a house catching on fire in the Sushany village.

Russia’s state news agency TASS reported, citing law enforcement sources, that a clash with “Ukrainian saboteurs” was taking place in the region. The FSB said that the agency’s officers were eliminating “armed Ukrainian nationalists who violated the state border”. Due to the situation, Putin will hold a meeting with the Security Council tomorrow, 3 March.

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