Russian stronghold destroyed in combat clashes in Belgorod Oblast, Russia

Ukraine’s Defence Intelligence has reported that there have been combat clashes near the settlement of Terebreno in Belgorod Oblast, Russia, and a platoon stronghold of the Russian forces has been destroyed.

Source: Defence Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine; Vyacheslav Gladkov, governor of Belgorod Oblast, on Telegram

Quote from Defence Intelligence: “Defence Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine confirms that combat clashes have taken place near the settlement of Terebreno in Belgorod Oblast.

As a result of the attack, which was launched by the opposition to the Kremlin regime in Belgorod Oblast, a platoon stronghold of the Russian forces was destroyed.

The unexpected attack on positions of units of the terrorist Russian army caused panic among the personnel of the local garrison. On the order of the local commanders of the Russian forces, chaotic artillery attacks were launched on surrounding villages.”

Details: At about 13:00 on 17 December, Vyacheslav Gladkov, governor of Belgorod Oblast, claimed that according to preliminary information, “a shooting battle with the enemy is ongoing” on the border of the village of Terebreno in the Krasnoyaruzhsky District.

The governor later said no civilians were injured. A private house and a gazebo were damaged, as well as power and gas supply lines.

Background:

  • Russian officials claim that Russia’s air defence intercepted or downed 33 drones on the night of 16-17 December.

  • Russian media claimed that the drones were attempting to attack a military airfield in the town of Morozovsk, where frontline aircraft are stationed.

  • An anonymous source told Ukrainska Pravda that Ukraine’s Defence Intelligence was involved in drone attacks on Russia’s Lipetsk and Volgograd oblasts on the night of 16-17 December.

  • Ukraine’s Armed Forces and Security Service carried out a special operation on the night of 16-17 December, striking Russian military equipment at an airfield in Russia’s Rostov Oblast.

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