Russia's security services report rise in Ukrainian attacks in borders
In the past week, more than 100 bombardments were recorded in 32 localities, with the use of multiple rocket launchers, artillery, mortars, and drones.
Russia's FSB, the federal security services agency which is responsible for border security, reported on Sunday the death of one person and five injured over the last week, as there has recently been a "considerable increase" of Ukrainian attacks into Russian territory.
"Since the start of October, the number of attacks from Ukrainian armed formations on Russia's border territory has considerably increased," said the FSB.
The FSB added that the attacks have mostly been carried out in the Russian region of Belgorod, near the Ukrainian city of Kharkov, including Bryansk and Kursk.
"More than 100 bombardments were recorded in 32 localities, with the use of multiple rocket launchers, artillery, mortars and drones" since last week, the FSB said.
Among the wounded included a child, and the attacks also "destroyed two electricity stations, 11 residential buildings, and two administrative buildings," the agency added.
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On August 4, Amnesty International published a statement in which it accused the Ukrainian military of going against international humanitarian law protocol of international armed conflict, due to their bases being located in civilian-dense areas and institutions like schools and hospitals.
Amnesty International Secretary General Agnès Callamard said in the statement, "We have documented a pattern of Ukrainian forces putting civilians at risk and violating the laws of war when they operate in populated areas."
Although Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky attacked the agency, accusing it of seeking to shift "the responsibility from the aggressor to the victim," Callamard on Friday told AFP in an email that Amnesty fully stands by the report subject to the "same rigorous standards" as all of Amnesty's publications.
Just two days ago, the Kherson Region Health Ministry reported on its Telegram channel that five people were killed as a result of a Ukrainian attack on a civilian bus in the region.
Earlier reports indicated that four civilians were killed and three were wounded in an attack by Ukrainian nationalists on civilians on board a bus on a bridge in Daryevka.
According to TASS, the Ukrainians used US-made HIMARS multiple rocket launchers to target the bus.
❗️ Footage of the consequences of the shelling of the Armed Forces of Ukraine of the Daryev Bridge in the Kherson region, on which a bus with civilians was driving.— Т⃝ 🅰️ н⃝ я⃝ (@OdNa_TaKa9l) October 7, 2022
As a result of hitting the bus, 5 people were killed and 5 others were injured. pic.twitter.com/bL1B1phKY5
In the same context, Kirill Stremousov, deputy head of the Kherson Region's military-civilian administration, revealed that the Ukrainian armed forces executed 16 people in the town of Velikaya Aleksandrovka.
Stremousov told TASS that the Ukrainian armed forces "simply took out men and women without understanding, put them against the wall, and shot them like punishers."
Earlier today, it was reported that the Lugansk People's Republic's law enforcement agencies apprehended a "reconnaissance and sabotage group" of the Ukrainian Armed Forces plotting "terrorist attacks" in the region's frontlines.
The group's objective was to target "civilian infrastructure", such as kindergartens. Local law enforcement personnel are still investigating the scheme and identifying other potential individuals, according to the MGB.
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