Attacks were carried out in the Belgorod region of Russia by armed militants who were supposedly from Ukraine, although their origins and the specifics of the fight are still under dispute between the two nations.
Armed insurgents allegedly from Ukraine launched attacks in Russia’s Belgorod region, resulting in a significant cross-border raid. Moscow claims to have defeated the attackers, killing 70 and identifying them as Ukrainian fighters. However, Ukrainian officials deny involvement, asserting that the attackers belong to Russian paramilitary groups called the Liberty of Russia Legion and the Russian Volunteer Corps (RVC). The incursion prompted Russia to declare a counter-terrorism operation and impose special measures, which were lifted later. The conflicting claims have not been independently verified, but any attacks on Russian soil raise concerns among NATO leaders. The incident could have mixed implications for Kyiv’s reputation.