NewsPartisans Intensify Attack in Belgorod Region, Sparking Fierce Battles

Partisans Intensify Attack in Belgorod Region, Sparking Fierce Battles

War at the border with Russia. Heavy fighting is ongoing. Putin calls on the FSB.
War at the border with Russia. Heavy fighting is ongoing. Putin calls on the FSB.
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2:22 PM EDT, March 20, 2024

Heavy fighting continues in the Belgorod region. Since March 12, Russian partisans fighting on the side of Ukraine have been storming the region, resulting in 16 deaths and 98 injuries. "This is not a fight against a sabotage group, but a full-scale military operation involving aviation, artillery, tanks, and a significant number of drones," Russian war bloggers note. Putin has urged the FSB to take action.
The conflict persists in the border village of Kozinka, with the nearby Graivoron also coming under fire.
"These are not mere sabotage groups infiltrating from Ukraine but a full-scale military operation, employing aviation forces, artillery, tanks, and numerous unmanned aerial vehicles," admit Russian war bloggers, who generally support the Kremlin's stance.
Russian leader Vladimir Putin, addressing the Federal Security Service (FSB) board, called on the special forces to remember "the traitors" who joined the saboteurs.
"I ask you to remember who they are and to identify them by name. We will punish them without statute of limitations, wherever they are," Putin stated.
Recent reports indicate plans to evacuate about 9,000 children from the Belgorod region soon.
Since March 12, fighting has raged in Russian regions bordering Ukraine among forces loyal to Putin's regime and Russian volunteer formations aligned with Kyiv, including the Russian Volunteer Corps, the Freedom of Russia Legion, and the Siberian Battalion.
In the last few days, partisans claimed they've seized control of Tiotkino in the Kursk region and Gorkovskiy in the Belgorod region.
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