- Russian troops and security forces fought for a second day on Tuesday against an alleged cross-border raid that Moscow blamed on Ukrainian military saboteurs but which Kyiv portrayed as an uprising against the Kremlin by Russian partisans.
- Vyacheslav Gladkov, Governor of the Belgorod region on the Ukraine border, said forces continued to sweep the area around Graivoron, where the alleged attack on Monday took place. Twelve civilians were wounded in the attack, he said, and an elderly woman died during the evacuation.
- . Russian territory and Russia-occupied areas of Ukraine have also been hit by drones and explosions that have derailed trains, though Kyiv officials brush off accusations of orchestrating them.
- Ukraine said Russian citizens belonging to murky groups calling themselves the Russian Volunteer Corps and the “Freedom of Russia” Legion were behind the assault.
- Russian dissidents unhappy about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s policies were behind the assault, Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Maliar said Tuesday.
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- Meanwhile, Russia said it had scrambled an Su-27 fighter jet to “prevent violations of the state border” by two U.S. Air Force strategic bombers flying over the Baltic Sea.
- “After removing the foreign military aircraft from the Russian state border, the Russian fighter went back to its air base,” the Russian defence ministry said.
SOURCE: THE HINDU, THE ECONOMIC TIMES, PIB