A Ukrainian saboteur group has intruded into Russia’s Belgorod Region, with Moscow’s military and law enforcement agencies scrambling to repel the attack, Kremlin Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov confirmed on Monday.
The news about the raid was first broken by Vyacheslav Gladkov, the region’s governor, who wrote on his Telegram channel that a Ukrainian commando unit had crossed into Grayvoron district, west of Belgorod city. He would not provide any detail on how many Ukrainians were taking part in the raid.
He added that the Russian military, the National Guard, border patrol agents and Federal Security Service (FSB) “are taking all the necessary measures to destroy the enemy.”
Peskov said that Russian President Vladimir Putin had been briefed on the matter. “Work is underway to push them out from Russian territory and to destroy this sabotage group. There are enough forces and resources in place,” he stated.