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Russia opens investigation into ‘terror attacks’ in border region

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The Russian Investigative Committee (RIC) introduced an investigation Tuesday into alleged terrorist assaults within the Belgorod, Russia–near the Russia-Ukraine border. A separatist group, generally known as the Freedom of Russia Legion, have claimed accountability for Monday’s incursion onto Russian soil. The Ukrainian authorities denies any involvement.

The RIC claimed the incursion brought about accidents to residents and property harm, stating, “Residential and administrative buildings and civilian infrastructure amenities got here below mortar and artillery hearth…A number of civilians have been injured on account of these prison acts.” The RIC is investigating “terrorist acts, encroachment on the lifetime of regulation enforcement officers, tried homicide, intentional destruction or harm to property, unlawful arms trafficking and explosives” below the Russian Criminal Code.

Protection Ministry Spokesman Lieutenant-Basic Igor Konashenkov confirmed the incursion, stating, “[O]n Might 22, after intensive artillery bombardments of the Kozinka worldwide checkpoint, and likewise another civilian amenities within the Graivoronsky district of the Belgorod Area, a Ukrainian nationalist formation intruded into the territory of the Russian Federation.”

The deputy chairman of Russia’s Safety Council Dmitry Medvedev disputed Ukraine’s denial of involvement, saying:

No matter chatter you hear from Kiev about how sabotage assaults of this sort don’t have anything to do with them, it’s all a lie, after all. An absolute lie. The accountability for them [acts of sabotage] lies with the Kiev regime and finally with its sponsors throughout the ocean, i.e. Washington, and the European Union nations along with states like Britain and others. That is their direct and rapid accountability.

There have been conflicting reports of continued actions by the Freedom of Russia Legion in Belgorod all through Tuesday.

Source / Picture: jurist.org

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