Belgorod governor reports shelling: air defense allegedly intercepted 17 missiles
The authorities of Russia's Belgorod region report a massive attack using Vilkha MLRS, while the Russian Ministry of Defense hails "success" of air defense
The governor of the Belgorod region, Vyacheslav Gladkov, wrote about the shelling of the region.
He reported that in the morning, a missile alert was declared in the city, and the air defense system allegedly shot down four air targets on the approach to the city. According to preliminary reports, one person was injured.
About an hour later, missile warning sirens sounded again in the region. The governor reported for the second time five downed air targets and one casualty.
At 13:27, Gladkov reported for the third time about the missile threat in the region.
The Russian Ministry of Defense blamed Ukraine for the shelling and reported that air defense systems had shot down four missiles fired from the Vilkha MLRS for the first time. The second "attack" resulted in five more missiles from the same system being intercepted. After the third attack, the Ministry of Defense said it had shot down another eight missiles.
Later, Gladkov reported that one person was killed, and four others were injured.
- On the afternoon of December 30, explosions were heard in the center of Russian Belgorod. Local authorities claimed that the city had been shelled by drones, allegedly killing 24 people and injuring 108. Ukraine's intelligence services told the media that the Ukrainian Armed Forces had struck military targets in the city.