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Explosion during voting in Belgorod, refinery hit. It’s a violation of the election, the Kremlin rages

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Explosion during voting in Belgorod, refinery hit.  It’s a violation of the election, the Kremlin rages

Russia announced drone and missile attacks on Belgorod and Kaluga regions. The Unian agency said that the Ukrainian military intelligence HUR was responsible for the operation in Kaluga, which targeted the refinery there.

At least two people were killed later that night in a large-scale Russian attack on Ukraine, Ukrainian authorities said.

The Russian Ministry of Defense said that today around 8:15 a.m. Moscow time (6:15 CET) anti-aircraft defense shot down seven missiles of the Czech-made RM-70 Vampire system fired in the direction of the Belgorod region. Russian channels on Telegram have published photos from the regional metropolis on fire, the BBC writes.

There are explosions in Belgorod, and one even shook the polling station.

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HUR spokesman Andriy Yusov said earlier that the Belgorod and Kursk regions are now active fighting zones and Russian rebels are fighting in them.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the Ukrainian attacks on the Belgorod region are intended to destabilize the situation and disrupt the Russian presidential elections. “It is clear that (the attacks of the Ukrainian armed forces) are connected with an attempt to cast a shadow over the elections, to destabilize the situation,” Peskov said.

Another oil refinery hit

In Kaluga, Ukrainian drones attacked a refinery, which was previously reported by local authorities. However, according to him, the four Ukrainian drones were neutralized by anti-aircraft defense and did not cause any damage or cause any casualties. However, the Baza Telegram channel reported that there was a brief fire at the site.

Both Russia and Ukraine have been reporting large-scale drone raids and attacks on their territory in recent days. The strikes, especially those from Kiev, have escalated ahead of the presidential elections, which began today in Russia and will last until Sunday. Moscow mainly reports attacks on oil facilities, including in Ryazan, where the largest refinery of the Rosneft company burned.

They detained a Muscovite

At the same time, the Russian FSB secret service announced today, according to the TASS agency, that it had detained a Muscovite who, in cooperation with the Ukrainian intelligence services, sent drones around military facilities to confuse anti-aircraft defenses.

The FSB described the detainee as a “Ukrainian agent” who works for units of the Russian Freedom Legion. They are fighting on the side of Ukraine in the war that Russia started with its invasion more than two years ago.

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The Russian authorities have not released the name of the detainee, he is being prosecuted for treason.

TASS later reported on the case of a Russian allegedly cooperating with the Ukrainians, who was detained by the FSB in the Belgorod region. The Secret Service claims that the woman was preparing sabotage on Russian railway infrastructure.

Two people died in the central Ukrainian city

Russia attacked Ukraine overnight with seven S-300 and S-400 anti-aircraft missiles, which it normally uses to attack ground targets, Ch-59 missiles and 27 drones, the Ukrainian Air Force said in a statement. According to him, the drones were shot down in the Kirovohrad, Mykolaiv, Kherson, Vinnytsia and Kyiv regions.

Two people died in the central Ukrainian city of Vinnytsia, where, according to the head of the regional administration Serhiy Borzov, Russia hit a residential building. Several people are injured, rescuers intervened on the spot. Photos published by the Ukrainian authorities on Telegram show firefighters freeing the injured from the rubble of a devastated house.

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