A freight train was derailed by an explosion for the second consecutive day in a Russian region bordering Ukraine, while Ukraine prepares for a counteroffensive and the country’s military promises to keep defending the eastern city of Bakhmut.
For the second consecutive day, a freight train was derailed in a Russian region bordering Ukraine due to an explosion, with no casualties reported. The incident occurred in the Bryansk region, which has suffered several attacks by pro-Ukrainian sabotage groups since Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022. Russian Railways reported that around 20 wagons derailed due to unauthorized interference, without mentioning an explosive device. The previous day, a freight train derailed 150 km west of Bryansk due to an explosion. The incidents come as Ukraine prepares for a counteroffensive and the country’s military promises to keep defending the eastern city of Bakhmut. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy discussed the country’s integration into the European Union and NATO with the speaker of the Parliament of Portugal.