Contents tagged with Belgorod

  • Prominent pro-Kremlin military blogger issues public apology after criticizing Chechen Akhmat units

    Pro-Kremlin military blogger Vladimir Romanov has publicly apologised for his comments suggesting that Chechen "Akhmat" units in Belgorod Oblast stood behind conscript soldiers during Russia's war against Ukraine. On Sunday, 7 July, Romanov posted an apology video on his channel, recorded with the commander of the "Akhmat" special forces reconnaissance group, codenamed "Aid".

    Two days earlier, Romanov had published his report. In a 10-minute video, he recounted his trip to the border with …

  • High casualties and stalled advances: Russian forces face setbacks near Vovchansk and Avdiivka

    According to analysts, Russian pro-military bloggers have reported counterattacks by Ukrainian Armed Forces (AFU) near Lyptsi and Hlyboke. There is concern among Russian military ranks that even small concentrations of personnel could become targets for Ukraine’s reconnaissance and fire complexes.

    On July 6th, Russian forces continued their sabotage and reconnaissance activities along the international border between Russia and northeastern Ukraine. One Russian source claimed that Russian …

  • Russian forces continue to unintentionally drop Soviet-era FAB-3000 bombs on Belgorod region

    Russian bombers are reportedly dropping heavy bombs on the Belgorod region. In the past two days, five different types of munitions have been found, including a three-tonne "FAB-3000." , reports the Russian Telegram channel Baza.

    According to the Telegram channel "Astra", the situation is even worse. Russian forces have dropped nine FAB bombs and one R-77 missile on the Belgorod region over the past four days.

    Five houses have been damaged.

    On Friday morning, 28 June, an unexploded FAB-1500 …

  • Ukrainian drones drop leaflets in Belgorod region: residents urged to display Ukrainian flags to avoid attacks

    In the Graivoron district of Russia’s Belgorod region, which borders Ukraine, drones from the Ukrainian armed forces (AFU) have begun scattering leaflets encouraging locals to hang Ukrainian flags on their homes to avoid drone attacks. A photograph of the leaflet was published by the Telegram channel Pepel.

    "Due to the ongoing special military operation, in order to create a sanitary zone, any building that may house Russian military personnel is subject to immediate destruction," the leaflets …

  • Unintended bombings: Russian Aerospace Forces drop five bombs on Belgorod region in one day

    The Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) dropped five more bombs on the Belgorod region in a single day, yet the Kremlin seeks to hide this from the public. The causes of these incidents are unclear, but they likely stem from the poor quality of Russian weaponry, reports the news outlet by ASTRA, citing Ruslan Leviev, founder of the Conflict Intelligence Team (CITeam).

    As of June 15, 2024, FABs (guided bombs) were found near the villages of Arkhangelskoye and Tseplyaevo-Druzhki, with two more …

  • Ukrainian HIMARS strike destroys key Russian ammunition depot in Belgorod region

    The Ukrainian Army has attacked a Russian ammunition and military equipment depot of the group of troops North using HIMARS missile systems.

    Russian sources confirm significant losses for the Russian army after the Ukrainian forces targeted an engineering troops' depot in the Belgorod region. The strike occurred around noon on June 9, 2024, and hit Russian military facilities in Centralnoe, Rakitnyansky District, about 30 km from the Sumy region border. The attack was first reported by the …

  • Explosions and fire erupt at Russian ammunition depot in Belgorod region after Ukrainian drone attack

    A Russian ammunition depot in the Belgorod region has been attacked by drones.

    Local residents are sharing photos and videos of the aftermath of the explosion in the Belgorod region. They report that the ammunition depot in Rakityansky district was targeted. Russian blogs and media report that a shelling occurred at the site, confirming the incident.

    The locals describe hearing explosions followed by a fire. 

    The explosions were heard around 13:40 local time, amidst sirens warning of a …

  • For the first time, Ukraine strikes Belgorod region of Russia with HIMARS missiles

    The Ukrainian Armed Forces have used HIMARS multiple rocket launchers to strike 'civilian infrastructure' in Belgorod for the first time, claims 'war correspondent' Yevgeny Poddubny on his Telegram channel. He notes that more than ten rockets were intercepted, and there were no casualties or significant damage.

    Russia's Ministry of Defense announced today that its air defense systems shot down 62 Ukrainian drones, 14 HIMARS rockets, and three guided Hammer bombs. The ministry did not specify …

  • Explosions in Belgorod cause fires and significant damage

    Explosions were heard in the Russian city of Belgorod on the evening of Saturday, May 25, amidst daytime attacks on Kharkiv.

    Russian social media reports claim multiple buildings in the city have been damaged following an attack.

    Numerous videos of fires post-explosions have been recorded by local residents. These reports come from pro-government Telegram channels.

    Russian social media claims the damage in the city include a residential building on Yesenin Street and school building No. 43. …

  • Russian Defense Ministry acknowledges air defence caused apartment building collapse in Belgorod

    An entrance of a multi-storey residential building in Belgorod collapsed on Sunday morning, May 12, shortly after a missile threat alarm was announced in the city. Vyacheslav Gladkov, Governor of the Belgorod region, reported that the entrance collapsed as a "result of a direct hit by a projectile."

    The Russian Ministry of Defence released a statement alleging that the Ukrainian side shelled Belgorod using a Tochka-U tactical missile system, multiple rocket launcher systems Vilha and RM-70 ' …