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Ukraine war: Russia battles armed group in border region

BBC News

By James Gregory

May 22, 2023

An armed group has crossed from Ukraine into Russia’s Belgorod region and clashes there have injured a number of people, Russian authorities say.

Local governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said Russian forces were searching for “saboteurs” who, he said, had attacked Grayvoronsky district by the border.

Vladimir Putin’s spokesman said the Russian president had been informed.

Ukraine denies responsibility and said Russian citizens from two paramilitary groups were behind the incursion.