Civilian killed after shelling in Russia's Belgorod Region
One person was killed and another woman was wounded following a mine-explosion injury, from which shrapnel wounds to her thighs.
According to Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov on Tuesday, a civilian was killed in the Kozinka town of Russia's Belgorod Region after Ukrainian shelling, which also injured one woman.
This is not the first time Ukraine has targeted civilians in Belgorod. In May, at least one person was killed after Ukrainian forces targeted a temporary accommodation center hosting residents of the Russian Shebekinsky district in Belgorod Oblast.
At the time, Russian President Vladimir Putin said while Russian forces only strike Ukrainian military infrastructure, arms depots, and other targets that could be used for military action, the "Kiev regime chose a different path, a path to try to intimidate Russia and its citizens, to try to target residential buildings."
Gladkov explained on his Telegram channel that repeated shelling of the village killed the civilian, adding that "a woman received a mine-explosive injury and shrapnel wounds to her thighs. Now the victim has been taken to the central district hospital, where doctors are providing her with all the necessary medical care."
People's lives become collateral damage in Donetsk
War crimes allegations have been raised once more after a six-year-old girl was killed during the latest round of Ukrainian attacks on civilian areas, including a shopping center, in Donetsk city.
Ilona was playing peacefully in a sandpit on Friday as her grandparents loaded their car when the artillery shell struck. She was severely wounded by shrapnel and was rushed to the hospital, but doctors were unable to save her life.
Ilona is one of the conflict's unworthy victims. Her name will not appear in the Western media. For them, the lives of the children of Donetsk are not worth the same as those in western Ukraine.
Had this attack, just one of the many that Ukraine has carried out every day for the past nine years, taken place in Lvov, Kiev, or another city, it would have made headlines and appeared on the front page of every Western newspaper.