At least 14 people were killed and over 100 were injured in a missile attack on the Russian city of Belgorod on Saturday, the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations has announced.
The death toll has risen to 24, Belgorod regional governor Vyacheslav Gladkov stated Sunday morning, adding that a total of 108 people were injured in the attack.
The Russian Defence Ministry said that “two Olkha missiles in prohibited cluster form and Czech-made Vampire MLRS rockets” had been used in the attack on the city, which is located near Russia’s border with Ukraine.
This is the second attack on the city in the past two days: on Friday, one person was killed and four more were injured in a missile attack on the city.
Telegram channel Baza wrote that Saturday’s strike could be the biggest single strike on Belgorod since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began.
In the early hours of Saturday, Russian air defence systems downed 32 Ukrainian drones over the Bryansk, Oryol, Kursk and Moscow regions, the Russian Defence Ministry announced.