According to a report by Russia Today (RT) on the 23rd, the governor of Russia's Belgorod region, Vyacheslav Gladkov, said on Wednesday that an artillery shell from Ukraine exploded in the Belgorod region, causing injuries. . The region is relatively close to Kharkiv, Ukraine's second-largest city.
In a statement posted on social media Telegram, the governor said that "a shell from Ukraine exploded in a village". The injured are "receiving all the help they need" and details about their condition will be released later.
"For the safety of the residents of Zhulavlevka and Nekhotyevka, Belgorod Region has ordered a state of emergency in these two villages," Grakov wrote.
Responding to the incident, Alexander Bastrykin, chairman of the Russian Investigative Committee, said his subordinates had been instructed to "carefully investigate the circumstances of the incident and take exhaustive measures to identify all those responsible."