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“Kyiv regime continues attacks on civilian infrastructure sites and residential buildings”, denounces the Kremlin
The Kremlin blames the attack on Voronezh on kyiv forces, which have not yet claimed responsibility for the attack. It is the first incident of this kind reported in Voronezh, a city of more than one million inhabitants, in more than fifteen months of Russian offensive in Ukraine.
The regional governor of the city of Voronezh, Alexander Gusev, claimed that the apartment hit by the drone was ” empty “ at the time of impact.
“Kyiv regime continues attacks on civilian infrastructure sites and residential buildings”denounced for his part in front of the press the spokesman of the Kremlin, Dmitry Peskov.
Russia has been the target for weeks of an increasing number of drone attacks and artillery bombardments that Moscow blames on Ukrainian forces. The Voronezh region, bordering Ukraine, has been hit several times by drones. In May, Alexandre Goussev announced that two drones had been shot down. According to media reports, the devices were aimed at a military training ground.
On Thursday, the town of Chebekino, in the Belgorod region, was targeted by another 195 Ukrainian strikes which left three injured, said Friday on Telegram the regional governor, Vyacheslav Gladkov. Several other localities in the Belgorod region have also been hit by dozens of strikes over the past 24 hours, according to the same source.
Also, Friday “two air targets were shot down by anti-aircraft defense” Russian over Belgorod, capital of the oblast of the same name, Mr. Gladkov reported.