Ukraine has denied responsibility after fighting broke out in Russia’s Belgorod border region, saying instead it may be the work of Russian anti-Putin freedom fighters.
Russia has accused Ukraine of launching a “subversive group” into the town of Graivoron in the Belgorod Oblast (region), about three miles from the Ukrainian border. The city of Belgorod itself caught headlines last month after Russia accidentally bombed itself there.
It is claimed flags in the traditional blue and white colours of the region — also described as the ‘Free Russia’ flag — have been hoisted above some buildings.
An ironic enough state of affairs …