Russian village struck by Ukrainian drone attack, one civilian killed

According to Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov, a Ukrainian drone hit a parked truck in the border village, killing one Russian civilian man. Another person was also injured in the strike.

The brutal conflict between Russia and Ukraine continues to have a devastating impact on civilian areas near the border. On Saturday, the governor of Russia’s Belgorod region, which borders Ukraine’s Kharkiv region, reported a deadly strike by Ukrainian forces on the village of Novostroyevka-Pervaya.

According to Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov, a Ukrainian drone hit a parked truck in the border village, killing one Russian civilian man. Another person was also injured in the strike.

Gladkov, the governor of Russia’s Belgorod region, reported on Saturday that one man had been killed and another injured as a result of a Ukrainian drone striking a parked truck in the border village of Novostroyevka-Pervaya.

The Belgorod region has suffered repeated attacks since Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. Its proximity to the front lines has made it a frequent target for Ukrainian forces striking across the border with drones, artillery, and sabotage raids.

In a separate statement, Russia’s defence ministry claimed it had repelled a series of attacks on Russian territory launched by Ukrainian forces using drones and rocket artillery systems. However, details on the specific incidents were not provided.

For residents in frontier areas like Belgorod, the war has turned their communities into potential battle zones overnight. As the death toll mounts on both sides, calls for a negotiated peace and ceasefire have only grown more urgent to stem the rising civilian cost of the fight.