At least four killed in Ukrainian missile strike on Belgorod – Russian media

By Thomson Reuters Feb 15, 2024 | 4:13 AM

MOSCOW (Reuters) – At least four people were killed in a Ukrainian missile attack on Russia’s southern city of Belgorod, Russian media reported on Thursday, posting video from the scene.

Russia’s state-owned RIA Novosti news agency said a shopping centre was hit. A correspondent from the defence ministry-owned Zvezda television channel said that six people had been killed in the vicinity of the Magnit shopping centre.

Video posted by Zvezda showed emergency workers running to aid injured people in an outdoor sports complex.

Belgorod and the surrounding region have come under frequent attack in the course of the war. Russian authorities said 25 civilians were killed in the biggest of these at the end of December.

The Russian defence ministry said its air defence systems had shot down 14 Ukrainian missiles over the Belgorod region. Reuters could not independently confirm the report.

(Reporting by Reuters; editing by Mark Trevelyan)