If Moscow’s allegations are accurate, the attack would be the war’s first incursion on Russian soil.
Russia claims that Ukraine dispatched combat aircraft across the borderline to target an oil storage unit in what would be the first assault on Russian land since the war began. Ukraine has refused to take responsibility for the strike, increasing the prospect that Russian incompetence was to fault. Two Ukrainian Mi-24 helicopters entered the country at low altitude early Friday, launching rockets at an oil complex 25 miles from the border, according to a Russian governor in the border region of Belgorod. Ukraine’s national security council secretary, Oleksiy Danilov, denied culpability for the attack.