Geopolitics

Is Ukraine launching strikes on Russian soil?

By Grayson Quay

Russian officials said Wednesday that an ammunition depot caught fire near the border with Ukraine and that air defense systems shot down Ukrainian drones flying over Russia, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Ukraine has not claimed responsibility for the incidents, which are only the latest in a series of fires and explosions that have occurred on Russian soil in the past month.

On April 1, explosions rocked a fuel depot in Belgorod, Russia. Regional Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov blamed “an airstrike coming from two helicopters of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.” Two days later, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky denied that his country’s troops had carried out the strike. “We’re fighting for our country on our terrain,” he said.

The Journal reports that fires also “broke out at two fuel-storage depots in [Russia’s] Bryansk region on April 25.”

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