Governor of Belgorod region says counter-terrorist operation ended
On the first day of the attack, eight people were injured as a result of the shelling. The following day, two additional people were injured in the affected areas.
Belgorod's regional governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said on Tuesday that the counter-terrorist operation which was launched yesterday to ensure the safety of civilians after a Ukrainian sabotage group had infiltrated the region had just ended.
"A decision has been made to end the regime of the counter-terrorist operation in the Belgorod region. The relevant document has been published," Gladkov said on Telegram.
Footage published by the Russian Ministry of Defense showed destroyed US-supplied military equipment the Ukrainian forces left before retreating back to Ukraine.
Belgorod attack ended according plan pic.twitter.com/ICcXQC2kH9— ZOKA (@200_zoka) May 23, 2023
On Monday, a Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance group had infiltrated the territory of the Grayvoronsky district of the Belgorod region, shortly after which a counter-terrorist operation was announced.
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, about 70 Ukrainian terrorists, four armored vehicles and five pickups were eliminated as a result of the counter-terrorist operation.
The remaining attempted to flee back to the Ukrainian territories but were completely eliminated in the process as they were hit by Russia's armed forces.
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Earlier today, TASS reported that data posted on a US-owned company's website Maxar on Tuesday revealed that a US satellite carried out a survey of the area where the sabotage operation took place
According to the information on the website, the company's satellite took photos of the village of Kozinka on May 20.
The area was surveyed several times, including on May 2, and May 17, as well as in February and March.
Several civilian and administration buildings have been targeted as a result of the sabotage operation which began on Monday.
On the first day of the attack, eight people were injured as a result of the shelling. The following day, the region's governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said that two additional people were injured in the affected areas.
The regional governor further noted that a hundred civilians were evacuated and sent to the temporary accommodation centers in Stary Oskol, in the Yakovlevsky and Ivnyansky Districts of the Belgorod Region. They are expected to return to their homes in the near future.
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