Ukraine armed group in Belgorod pushed away by Russian forces: MoD
The region's governor, Vyacheslav Gladkov, said in a video on social media that fighting between Russian forces and a Ukrainian sabotage group in Belgorod was still ongoing.
The Russian Defense Ministry said on Sunday that an artillery strike dispersed a Ukrainian group that attempted to carry out an operation in western Russia near the town of Novaya Tavolzhanka.
"On June 4, border defense units of the Western Military District and border guards of the Russian Federal Security Service detected an attempt by a sabotage and reconnaissance group of Ukrainian terrorists to cross a river near the village of Novaya Tavolzhanka, in the Belgorod Region," it said.
🇷🇺🇺🇦 Militants of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Novaya Tavolzhanka, Belgorod Region pic.twitter.com/zlQG0tRLSj— Sinnaig (@Sinnaig) June 4, 2023
"The enemy was hit by artillery fire. The enemy was dispersed and pulled back," the ministry added.
Ukrayna sınırında bulunan Belgorod’un en büyük 5 ilçesinden biri olan Şebekino’nun son hali— Fahrettin Altay (@FahrettinAltay_) June 4, 2023
Novaya Tavolzhanka ve Şebekino güvenlik sebebi ile tamamen boşaltıldı pic.twitter.com/gzmX9aWPet
The region's governor, Vyacheslav Gladkov, said in a video on social media that fighting between Russian forces and a Ukrainian sabotage group was still ongoing and he expressed hopes that they will soon all be eliminated.
"They entered as a sabotage and intelligence-gathering group. A battle is underway in Novaya Tavolzhanka. I hope they will all be eliminated," Gladkov said, adding that the group in question had offered a swap for captured Russian troops.
Gladkov responded to the Russian Volunteer Corps. 👀— Natalka (@NatalkaKyiv) June 4, 2023
Said that the only thing stopping him from negotiating with the RVC is the Russian guys they're holding prisoner, who he added were most likely already killed. Solid logic. #Russia #Ukraine #RussiaUkraineWar #Shebekino… https://t.co/GFSrXYUzyC pic.twitter.com/5InvbbtBbg
He also said that it could be possible some of the captured troops were killed but he agreed to meet for talks at a checkpoint in the Russian town of Shebekino, near Ukraine's Khrarkov region.
On Thursday, the Russian Ministry of Defense said that Russian troops warded off three Ukrainian cross-border attacks near Shebekino in Belgorod. According to reports, a dormitory was set on fire and one administrative building was damaged in the attacks.