The governor of Belgorod stated on Thursday that residents who had been evacuated from the Russian village of Shebekino on the border with Ukraine as a result of severe shelling were filling up temporary shelters in the regional capital.
According to a message that was sent out by Vyacheslav Gladkov via Telegram, “the largest temporary accommodation center in the city is gradually filling up,” and as a result, newly arriving residents of Shebekino are being sent in an organized manner to the other centers that are housing displaced persons.
According to him, eight persons were injured as a result of “uninterrupted shelling” that took place earlier on Thursday in Shebekino.
In recent weeks, the border region of Belgorod, which is adjacent to Ukraine, has been the target of repeated attacks launched from the Ukrainian side of the border as well as attempted intrusions by armed anti-Kremlin organizations.
On Thursday, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced that its troops had successfully blocked an effort by Ukrainian forces to “invade” the Belgorod region.
Mayor Valentin Demidov of the city of Belgorod stated that officials will make every effort to house “everyone” who is looking for a safe haven.
According to him, a nearby sports facility could seat approximately one thousand people.
“There are a lot of families with children, including those with special needs and very young ones. Demidov has stated that “we will try our best to provide them with as much care as possible.”