Gladkov accused the Armed Forces of “execution of an empty village” with the elderly

The Belgorod governor accused the Armed Forces of shelling the village of Zhuravlevka with the elderly Zhuravlevka in the Belgorod region again came under fire. In the spring, residents were evacuated from there, but some refused to leave. According to the governor, only elderly people aged 80-90 remained there

The village of Zhuravlevka in the Belgorod region came under fire, Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said in Telegram. It borders on the Kharkiv region of Ukraine.

“The armed forces of Ukraine are shooting down an empty village, in which only old people of 80 and 90 years old remain. Empty houses, empty school, empty administration building. They have no other purpose than to intimidate! he wrote.

The head of the region did not report on the victims, but noted that there was damage in the school, the house of culture and the administration building.

Since the beginning of Russia's hostilities in Ukraine, the village of Zhuravlevka, like other settlements in the region, has been shelled more than once. In the spring, the authorities evacuated residents of Zhuravlevka and Nekhoteevka and placed them in hotels in other cities in the region. However, some residents remained in the villages. The day before, Gladkov called on them to temporarily leave their homes.

Since April, a yellow (high) level of terrorist threat has been in effect in the Belgorod Region. On September 7, the governor extended it for another two weeks. In addition to the region, the yellow level has been preserved in the Bryansk and Kursk regions bordering Ukraine and in the north of Crimea.

During the entire period of hostilities in the Belgorod region, at least seven people from the villages of Zhuravlevka, Nekhoteevka, Logachevka and Belgorod were killed.

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