The attack on a village inside Russian territory follows a drone strike on a fuel storage facility in Russia-annexed Crimea that destroyed thousands of tons of oil.
The governor of the region said that two civilians died as a result of Ukrainian shells hitting a village in the Russian Bryansk region, according to Russian media.
On Sunday, the governor of the Bryansk region, Alexander Bogomaz, said that shells fell on the village of Suzymka, east of the border between the two countries, according to the state news agency TASS.
“As a result of the strike by the Ukrainian nationalists, unfortunately, two civilians were killed,” Bogomaz said in a message posted on Telegram.
He said, “According to preliminary data, a residential building was completely destroyed, and two other houses were partially destroyed.”
“Emergency services continue to work at the scene.”
Two people were killed as a result of the shelling of the village of Suzymka in the Bryansk region by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Governor Alexander Bogomaz wrote on his Telegram channel:https://t.co/lEtVY7W4yY pic.twitter.com/xRrRLJJqkQ
– TASS (@tassagency_en) April 30, 2023
Prior to the deadly attack, the governor reported that a shell had hit a residential building in Suzymka, causing partial damage and one person being injured.
Officials installed by Moscow in eastern Ukraine also reported that Ukrainian bombing killed nine people, including an eight-year-old girl, in the city of Donetsk.
Ukraine has almost never publicly claimed responsibility for attacks inside Russia and on Russian-controlled territories in Ukraine, such as Crimea.
The reported attack on the Russian village comes just days after Russia renewed indiscriminate missile attacks on Ukrainian cities that have killed 25 people, including children. In addition, a suspected drone attack on Saturday caused a massive fire at a fuel storage facility in Moscow-annexed Crimea.
A Ukrainian military intelligence official told local media on Saturday that more than 10 fuel storage tanks with a capacity of about 40,000 tons of oil – intended for use by Russia’s Black Sea Fleet – had been destroyed.
Both sides deny targeting civilians in the war, which has entered its second year.
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