In the Graivoron district, situated along the Ukraine-Russia border, the governor of Russia’s Belgorod region made a startling announcement on Monday.
Vyacheslav Gladkov stated that a Ukrainian army “sabotage group” had infiltrated Russian territory, raising concerns of a potential security breach.
Taking to Telegram, Governor Gladkov assured the public that swift action was being taken to counter the incursion.
Russian armed forces, border guards, presidential guards, and the FSB security service were mobilized to repel the infiltrators.
Thankfully, no harm had come to any civilians, and there were no ongoing evacuation efforts.
According to Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin spokesman, Russian President Vladimir Putin had been briefed on the situation.
Measures were being implemented to swiftly remove the “saboteurs” from Russian soil. The state-run RIA Novosti news agency provided this information.
In a prior development, the Baza Telegram channel, which has links to Russia’s security services, released footage suggesting the advance of a Ukrainian armored vehicle towards the Graivoron border checkpoint.
Disturbingly, reports indicated clashes in three settlements along the main road from Ukraine into Russia.
Additionally, the “Open Belgorod” Telegram channel reported power and water disruptions in several villages.
Meanwhile, a group identifying itself as the Liberty of Russia Legion claimed responsibility for these actions and declared plans for further attacks within Russia.
On Twitter, they boldly stated that they had “completely liberated” the border town of Kozinka and that their forward units had even reached the district center of Graivoron, situated farther east.
Their message concluded with an emphatic call for freedom, proclaiming the unstoppable progress towards a liberated Russia.
As of now, the accuracy of these reports remains unverified, as Echonews was unable to independently confirm the details.
The Ukrainian military has not yet responded to requests for comment, leaving the situation in a state of uncertainty.