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Russia moves thousands of children from border after strikes

By Jordi Bou

March 19, 2024 - Around 9,000 children are to be evacuated from the Russian city of Belgorod and the wider region after shelling the regional governor blames on Ukraine.

Reports suggest the security situation in Belgorod Oblast, which borders Ukraine’s Sumy, Kharkiv, and Luhansk regions, has been deteriorating since March 12, when Russian anti-Kremlin militias broke into the region from Ukraine, resulting in clashes with the Russian military.

Ukraine has increasingly used its long-range firepower to hit oil refineries and depots deep inside Russia and has sought to unsettle the Russian border regions, putting political pressure on President Putin.

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PUBLISHED: 19/03/2024; STORY: Graphic News
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