More than 100 residents of the Russian border metropolis of Belgorod have evacuated to an space farther from the Ukrainian border, native officers stated.
“On behalf of the regional governor Vyacheslav Gladkov, we met the first Belgorod residents who decided to move to the safest place. More than 100 people were placed in our temporary accommodation centers,” Andrey Chesnokov, head of the Stary Oskol district, some 115 kilometers (71 miles) from Belgorod, wrote on Telegram.
Ukrainian assaults on Dec. 30 in Belgorod killed 25 folks, officers there stated, with rocket and drone assaults persevering with all through this week.
Meanwhile, Russian army personnel marked Orthodox Christmas on Sunday. Russia’s Defense Ministry stated that army clergymen led prayer providers on the entrance line each on Sunday and on Christmas Eve evening.
Russian President Vladimir Putin was joined by households of army personnel who’ve died within the struggle in Ukraine at Christmas Eve providers at his Novo-Ogaryovo residence, within the western suburbs of Moscow.
“Many of our men, our courageous, heroic guys, are warriors of Russia even now, during the holiday — with arms in hand they defend the interests of our country,” he stated to the attending households, in line with the Kremlin’s press service.
In Ukraine, air protection shot down 21 of 28 drones launched by Russia in a single day, the Ukrainian Air Force stated Sunday. Russia additionally launched three anti-aircraft missiles towards Ukraine.
The southern metropolis of Kherson was topic Sunday to quite a few shelling assaults from Russian-occupied components of the Kherson area, throughout the Dnieper River, native officers stated. Tthe head of the Kherson metropolis administration, Roman Mrochko, stated two folks died within the assaults and a number of other others had been wounded.