Russia says it has repelled an attempted incursion along its border with Ukraine by what it casts as pro-Ukrainian militants.
Russia’s defense ministry said it repelled three cross-border attacks near the town of Shebekino on Thursday. It accused Ukraine of using what it said were “terrorist formations” to carry out attempted attacks on Russian civilians.
The defense ministry said Russian army units, border guards and units of the Federal Security Service repelled the first attack with vehicles and tanks trying to penetrate the border near Novaya Tavolzhanka and Shebekino, adding that there were three attacks from the Ukrainian side.
It was gathered that More than fifty Ukrainian fighters were killed and four armoured vehicles were destroyed.