Russia accused the Ukrainian military of shelling a Russian village on Thursday, claiming seven people were injured in the attack, including a young child.
Russia’s Investigative Committee claimed that at least six low-altitude airstrikes by two attack helicopters were carried out in the Russian village of Klimovo, which lies near the Belarus-Ukraine border.
In addition to the seven injured, at least six residential buildings were hit, Russia claimed. The committee said it had opened a criminal case over the alleged shelling.
“The investigation revealed that persons from the military personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine entered into a criminal conspiracy among themselves to influence the acceptance of the decision of the authorities of the Russian Federation on the termination of the special military operation,” the investigation committee said and referred referring to Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine.
Several news reports noted that Ukrainian officials did not immediately respond to Russia’s allegations.
Earlier this month, a Russian regional governor claimed that a fuel depot in the city of Belgorod was attacked by Ukrainian forces.
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During an interview with Fox News, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy declined to say whether the attack on the tank terminal was carried out on his orders.
“I’m sorry. I don’t discuss any of my orders as the supreme commander, as the leader of this state, and there are things that I only share with the military forces of Ukraine and when they speak to me,” Zelenskyy told Fox News’ Bret Baier .
“It’s not professional to talk about it. They occupied our territory. They attacked us,” he later added. “Whatever happens in a given situation … it’s hard for me to comment.”