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Belgorod Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov just posted an update on Telegram. He has urged the residents of Greyvoron not to return to their homes – “it’s not working yet”, he says.

Gladkov said that there were “no civilian deaths” as a result of the attacks.

“There has been no civilian death till date. All necessary action is being taken by law enforcement agencies. We look forward to the completion of the anti-terrorist operation announced yesterday.

Fighting broke out on the Russian border with Ukraine on Monday after self-described Russian partisan forces claimed to have captured a border village inside Russia for the first time in the war.

The Freedom of Russia Army, which describes itself as an anti-Kremlin militia seeking to liberate Russia from Vladimir Putin, said it crossed the border and left units in the city of Gravoron in Russia’s Belgorod region. When sending to Kozinka, the settlement is overrun.

Footage of the raid, allegedly from a border post in Gravoron, showed casualties including a Russian officer lying in a pool of blood next to Russian passports and other documents strewn on the floor. Armored vehicles are also seen in the video advancing from the post.

Belgorod governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said eight people were wounded after Gravoron was hit by Ukrainian artillery fire, news agencies reported. Most residents had left the area, but the situation remained “tense”, he said.

Updated at 00:52 EDT

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The Institute for the Study of War has taken a look at the reaction among Russian war bloggers to the attacks in Belgorod.

“While most millbloggers reacted with relatively varying degrees of concern, anxiety and anger, the information space did not coalesce around a coherent response, indicating first and foremost that the attack took Russian commentators by surprise,
american think tank writes,

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has arrived in China, Moscow’s foreign ministry said, for a visit in which he will meet with President Xi Jinping and sign a series of deals on infrastructure and trade, reports AFP.

Mishustin arrived in Shanghai late on Monday, the ministry said, where he was received at the airport by Igor Morgulov, Moscow’s ambassador to China, and Zhang Hanhui, Beijing’s top diplomat in Russia.

He will attend a Russian-Chinese business forum and visit a petrochemical research institute in Shanghai, the Kremlin said, as well as hold talks with “representatives of Russian business circles”.

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin. Photo: Dmitry Astakhov / AP

Bloomberg reported that that forum has invited several acknowledged Russian tycoons — including those in the major fertilizer, steel and mining sectors — as well as Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak, who handles energy issues.

China last year became the top energy customer for Russia, whose gas exports had otherwise plunged following a flurry of Western sanctions over its invasion of Ukraine.

Mishustin will then travel to Beijing, where he will meet Xi and Premier Li Qiang, Russian state media TASS said.

Belgorod Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov just posted an update on Telegram. He has urged the residents of Greyvoron not to return to their homes – “it’s not working yet”, he says.

Gladkov said that there were “no civilian deaths” as a result of the attacks.

“There has been no civilian death till date. All necessary action is being taken by law enforcement agencies. We look forward to the completion of the anti-terrorist operation announced yesterday.

Fighting broke out on the Russian border with Ukraine on Monday after self-described Russian partisan forces claimed to have captured a border village inside Russia for the first time in the war.

The Freedom of Russia Army, which describes itself as an anti-Kremlin militia seeking to liberate Russia from Vladimir Putin, said it crossed the border and left units in the city of Gravoron in Russia’s Belgorod region. When sending to Kozinka, the settlement is overrun.

Footage of the raid, allegedly from a border post in Gravoron, showed casualties including a Russian officer lying in a pool of blood next to Russian passports and other documents strewn on the floor. Armored vehicles are also seen in the video advancing from the post.

Belgorod governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said eight people were wounded after Gravoron was hit by Ukrainian artillery fire, news agencies reported. Most residents had left the area, but the situation remained “tense”, he said.

Updated at 00:52 EDT

Fighting has broken out along Russia’s border with Ukraine after self-described Russian partisan forces claimed a border village inside Russia for the first time in the war.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said President Vladimir Putin had been informed and the state-run RIA Novosti news agency reported that work was underway to flush out the “saboteurs”.

The Freedom of Russia Army, which describes itself as an anti-Kremlin militia seeking to liberate Russia from Vladimir Putin, said it crossed the border and left units in the city of Gravoron in Russia’s Belgorod region. When sending to Kozinka, the settlement is overrun.

Another anti-Kremlin militia, the Russian Volunteer Corps, which is led by a prominent Russian nationalist, also said it took part in the raid. Late on Monday it released video footage showing a fighter inspecting a captured armored vehicle.

The growing chaos in the Belgorod region, where local authorities declared an “anti-terrorist regime” on Monday evening, was a rare case of Russian villages coming face to face with a conflict that their forces have unleashed across Ukraine. Both Russian and Ukrainian officials have confirmed fighting along the border.

Here’s our full story:

Welcome to our live coverage of the war in Ukraine. This is Helen Sullivan with the latest.

Our top stories this morning: After fighting broke out on the Russian border with Ukraine – self-described Russian partisan forces claimed to have captured a border village inside Russia for the first time in the war – Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said President Vladimir Putin told the state-run RIA Novosti news agency that he had been informed and that work was underway to flush out the “saboteurs”.

And Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has arrived in China, Moscow’s foreign ministry said, for a visit in which he will meet President Xi Jinping and seal a series of deals on infrastructure and trade.

Here are other major recent developments:

  • Twelve northern European countries met to discuss increasing deterrence and security on NATO’s eastern flank and strengthening Ukraine’s defenses. Defense ministers from the northern grouping met in Poland on Monday where talks described by the Polish defense minister as “very good” focused on coordinating ways to provide security to countries in the grouping.

  • Russian airstrikes on the Dnipropetrovsk region injured at least eight people and damaged hundreds of buildings. “The attack was carried out by 16 different types of missiles and 20 Martyr-136/131 strike drones,” the Air Force of Ukraine said on Telegram, adding that the air defense shot down 20 Russian drones and four cruise missiles.

  • Rishi Sunak and Keir Starmer both reaffirmed their support for Ukraine in the UK’s House of Commons on Monday. The labor leader also said that the workers “[welcomes] The decision by our allies on the F-16 fighter jets” and said “there will be no wavering of Britain’s resolve, whichever party is in power in Britain. We will continue to support the Ukrainian army and its people in their quest for freedom, peace and justice.”

  • The US State Department said on Monday that Russia’s Wagner Group is trying to obscure the mercenary group’s efforts to acquire military equipment for use in Ukraine. Stating that Washington has been informed that Wagner intends to move those acquisitions through Mali to aid Russia in its war.

  • The United Nations expressed concern on Monday that Ukraine’s Black Sea port of Pivdeni has not received any ships since May 2. under a deal allowing safe wartime exports of grain and fertilizer. UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric did not say who was to blame for the lack of ships visiting the port near Odessa.

  • Russia’s ambassador to the US has warned Washington that any attack on Crimea could be regarded by NATO as an attack on Russian territory. Following US President Joe Biden, he said he would support the training of Ukrainian pilots on US F-16 fighter jets.

  • The European Union’s top diplomat will propose further sanctions against Russia after G7 leaders pledged to intensify Western sanctions over Vladimir Putin’s ability to wage war on Ukraine. The EU’s foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, said he hoped to present “concrete proposals soon to implement the G7 decision on a new type of sanctions against Russia”.