The governor of the Belgorod region Vyacheslav Gladkov said that he woke up on the morning of April 27 at 3.35 "from a loud sound like an explosion."

Judging by his publications in the telegram channel for an hour, no emergency service could find out the reasons for this sound.

Half an hour later Vyachaslau Hladkou added that, according to preliminary information, an ammunition depot near the village of Staraya Nyalidauka was on fire.

Two hours later, the governor said that "open fires have been eliminated", "there are no casualties among the civilian population, no destruction of residential buildings and structures."

This is the fifth incident in the Belgorod region of Russia: on March 30, April 1, 3 and 26, a series of rocket attacks and explosions at ammunition depots and an oil depot took place in Belgorod.

Two more Russian governors have reported explosions in their regions

The governor of the Kursk region, Roman Starovoit, also said that on the night of April 27, residents of Kursk heard "claps" (so-called incidents of explosions or shots in Russia - RS).

According to him, the air defense system has worked.

There were no casualties or damage.

The sounds of explosions in Kursk were reported by locals, both from the city center and from the surrounding area.

Two explosions took place in Voronezh, which is about 200 km from the border with Ukraine.

The governor of the Voronezh region also said that the air defense, which allegedly shot down a drone, had worked.

He said that the lives of residents of the region "are not in danger."

Moscow accuses Kyiv of shelling Russian regions

Since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the authorities of Russia's border regions have regularly reported shelling, which Kyiv is accused of.

In February this year, two missiles hit a military airfield near the Ukrainian border in the Rostov region.

Later similar "shellings" took place in Belgorod, Rostov and Kursk regions.

On April 25, fires at two oil depots in Bryansk would be known.

The Belgorod region of Russia borders on the Kharkiv and Sumy regions of Ukraine.

From Bryansk the nearest point in the Sumy region of Ukraine for 123 kilometers.

Rostov region borders on Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine.

On April 11, Russia imposed a "yellow" (high) level of terrorist threat on Russia's border regions with Ukraine.

It operates in the Kursk, Belgorod, Bryansk regions, two districts of the Voronezh region, two districts of the Krasnodar Territory bordering Ukraine by sea, as well as in the north of the Russian-occupied Crimea.

The Ukrainian side has not yet commented on the accusations of shelling, but earlier official Kyiv warned that Russia could start shelling its territory to "justify shelling the territory of Ukraine."

Russia's war against Ukraine

  • At 5 am on February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the start of a military operation against Ukraine in the Donbas at the request of the DNR and LNR groups.

    On February 21, during a televised address to the Russians, Putin called the so-called "DPR" and "LPR" independent states within the regions.

    On February 22, the Federation Council ratified the decision.

  • All the days of the war are shelling Ukrainian cities with missiles, flying aircraft.

    Russian troops are attacking, including from the territory of Belarus, using airfields, bases and roads.

    Representatives of the Lukashenko regime justify the war, the opposition considers the territory of Belarus occupied and calls for resistance to Russian invaders.

  • On February 27, the International Legion of Territorial Defense was established in Ukraine, and foreign volunteers were encouraged to join.

    Belarusians, in particular the White Legion, also joined it.

    During the two months of the war, four Belarusian volunteers and soldiers of the Ukrainian Armed Forces were killed at the front: 31-year-old Alyaksei Skoblya, call sign "Tour", 27-year-old Ilya Litvin from the Belarusian Territorial Defense Company of the Azov Battalion, Dmitry Apanasovich (call sign "Terror"). and Dmitry Rubashevsky "Hans".

  • On March 30, the UN approved the composition of an independent commission to investigate Russian war crimes in Ukraine.

    It included people who worked in the conflict in Rwanda and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  • Contrary to Putin's claims of attacks exclusively on military facilities, the Russians are bombing schools, kindergartens and residential areas of Ukrainian cities.

    The Russians are using banned weapons, including cluster bombs against civilians.

  • The number of refugees from Ukraine has exceeded 5 million people.

    Poland received the most refugees from Ukraine - almost 3 million, Romania - about 800 thousand.

    Russia is listed on the third line with more than half a million people, but in Ukraine, based on conversations with the population of the occupied cities, they claim that people are taken there by force, actually kidnapping and often separating families, taking children.

  • On April 1, Lithuania became the first EU country to completely abandon Russian gas.

    Latvia and Estonia followed suit.

    Germany has promised to completely suspend the use of Russian oil by the end of 2022.

  • On April 2, after the liberation of the city of Bucha near Kiev, photojournalists published dozens of photos showing hundreds of the dead, victims of massacres committed by Russian troops.

    Many are buried in natural mass graves.

    The Russian occupation and Borodyanka brought great destruction.

    A number of rapes, including infants, are also known.

  • In April, the Russians launched a large-scale attack on the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, conquering about 80% of their territory, according to the head of the Luhansk regional administration Sergei Gaidai.

    Fighting is also going on in the Kherson region.

  • Fighting continues in Mariupol, near the Azovstal plant, which holds the Ukrainian army.

    Russia seeks to establish full control over the city.

  • In early April, Ukraine and Western countries estimated Russia's losses in the war at 15-20 thousand killed.

    The Kremlin says the figure is ten times lower, although Putin's spokesman acknowledged that the losses were "significant".

    In March, Ukraine claimed 1,300 of its dead defenders.

    President Zelensky said that the ratio of losses of Ukraine and Russia in this war is "one to ten."

  • The surviving Russian units withdrew from Kyiv, Chernihiv, and Sumy oblasts in early April after failing to capture any major cities there.

  • In April, missile attacks on Ukraine and air strikes from Belarus decreased, Russian troops left Belarus.

  • Independent verification of information about hostilities provided by officials of various parties is not yet possible.