The death toll rises to 22 in the Ukrainian attack on Belgorod, for which Russia holds the United Kingdom responsible

The death toll rises to 22 in the Ukrainian attack on Belgorod, for which Russia holds the United Kingdom responsible

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Belgorod Governor, Vyacheslav Gladkov, announced this morning that another person had been killed after new attacks launched by Ukrainian forces on the capital of the same name of the Russian region, in response to the recent attack launched by Russia the day before yesterday against several Ukrainian cities. Which left 39 dead and about 140 injured. This death brings the number of deaths in this Russian city to 22.

Gladkov added, in a message on his Telegram account, that 109 people were injured in the attacks, including 25 in serious condition.

This attack comes after a wave of Russian bombing left 39 dead and 159 injured in Ukraine yesterday, according to the country's president, Volodymyr Zelensky. The capital, Kiev, was the worst affected point, where at least fifteen people died.

Moscow holds London responsible for the attack

Moscow, which requested an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council to investigate the case, accused London of responsibility for the attack.

Maria Zakharova, spokeswoman for the British Foreign Office, explained: “The United Kingdom is behind this attack because, in coordination with the United States, it incited the Kiev regime to commit terrorist acts when it realized that the Ukrainian armed forces’ counterattack had failed.” The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in statements to the Russian TASS agency.

He added: “Faced with the absence of the slightest possibility of improving the deplorable situation of the Ukrainian armed forces on the ground, the Anglo-Saxons turned to the tactic of carrying out terrorist attacks against civilians.”

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Ukraine confirmed that the attacks that occurred on Saturday were targeting military installations and that the destruction in the city was due to Russian air defense negligence in responding to the attack.

Russia accuses the European Union of complicity in “terrorism”

Russia's representative to the United Nations, Vasily Nebenzia, condemned the use of “banned” missiles and cluster munitions in the attack on Belgorod, and described the aggression as a “deliberate terrorist act.”

“There is no point in demonstrating,” Nebenzia said, referring to EU countries as “complicit in the crimes committed by the Kiev entourage.”

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