Three killed, four injured in Ukrainian drone strike on Belgorod region

Three people were killed and a further four injured in a Ukrainian drone attack on the Russian village of Pochaevo near the Ukrainian border on Monday, Belgorod Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said on Telegram.

“The Ukrainian Army used a kamikaze drone to attack a car on the outskirts of the village of Pochaevo,” Gladkov said, adding that three construction workers who had been in the car were killed in the resulting explosion.

Gladkov later added that the four other people injured in the attack, two of whom were children, were receiving medical attention.

A video shared on Russian and Ukrainian Telegram channels in the aftermath of the attack appeared to show the burnt out vehicle in a field full of dragon’s teeth anti-tank defences.

The man filming the video can be heard saying that he had collected the workers and had been “returning from the front line” when the vehicle was hit by a drone.

While showing what appear to be corpses and a man with a bloodied face, he comments that he has “three 200s and one 300” — Russian Army slang for dead and wounded, respectively.

The Ukrainian military has not commented on the incident.

Russia’s Belgorod region, which borders Ukraine, has been regularly subjected to shelling and drone attacks since Russia launched the full-scale invasion of its neighbour. Earlier this month, seven people were killed and 18 were injured in a drone strike on the city of Belgorod.

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