Russia battling alleged incursion in Belgorod, reports drone attacks
23 May 2023 | 1:16 pm
Authorities in Russia's Belgorod region said a "counter-terrorism operation" was ongoing after an alleged sabotage group from Ukraine crossed the border. Kyiv has denied involvement in the attack.
Wagner chief Prigozhin said the group's forces will transfer their positions in the city to Russia's regular forces. Meanwhile, Lavrov described the alleged Kremlin drone incident as a "hostile act." DW has the latest.
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