MOSCOW (Reuters) – A woman was killed in a Ukrainian bombing of Russia’s Kursk region and drones struck an oil facility in the neighboring Orlyov region, the governors of the two regions said on Tuesday, amid escalation cross-border attacks.
In a statement posted on messaging app Telegram, Kursk region governor Roman Starovoit said a woman was killed by shelling in the village of Gornal, near the border with Ukraine.
At least five drones were shot down over the Kursk region on Tuesday, Starovoit and the Russian Defense Ministry said.
Oryol region governor Andrei Klychkov said two drones hit a fuel facility, injuring three people and starting a fire that was later put out. He said three drones were shot down.
In a statement posted on Telegram, Klychkov called the events an “enemy attack.”
Russian border regions have repeatedly come under fire from Ukraine in recent months. On December 30, at least 20 people were killed in a missile strike on the town of Belgorod, 40 km from Ukraine, Russian media reported.
Russia also recently fired hundreds of missiles and drones at Ukrainian towns, some far behind the front line, Ukrainian officials said.
In the latest strike this week, Russia fired 51 missiles of different types, killing at least four people and hitting civilian infrastructure, they said.
(Writing by Felix Light; editing by Gareth Jones)
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