Russian media have reported that a Ukrainian reconnaissance group has enter mainland Russia and attacked Bryansk region and there are reports of many killed, injured and that Kyiv has taken hostages.
Russia’s Tass news agency claim that Russian troops are in a fight with the group and Russian security services and the army are trying to liquidate “an armed group of Ukrainian nationalists.”
Vladimir Putin will chair a meeting at Russia’s Security Council after Ukrainian saboteurs entered the country and allegedly attacked the Bryansk region.
There are fears that this attacked could have been staged by Moscow which could be a false flag operation and Putin wants to scare its people to justify the attack on another country” to justify a major escalation in the war.
Mykhailo Podolyak, senior adviser to President Volodymyr Zelensky said the report of Ukrainian saboteurs is a “deliberate provocation” and that the Russian Federation “wants to scare its people to justify the attack on another country.”
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TASS had quoted an unnamed source in the Russian security services as saying, “Soldiers from Rosgvardia clashed with the militants.”
Kremlin spokesman Dimitry Peskov said this is a “terrorist attack,” and Putin’s top officials are being sent updates from security agencies on the situation in Bryansk.
The Bryansk regional governor Alexander Bogomaz said in a statement, “A reconnaissance and sabotage group penetrated from Ukraine to the Klimovsky district in the village of Lyubechane.
Another video from a different group of alleged "Russian Volunteer Corps" fighters standing next to a Russian mailbox, allegedly in Bryansk Oblast. Gunfire can be heard in the background. pic.twitter.com/FQpw8h4fbw
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“The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation are taking all the necessary measures to eliminate the sabotage group.”
Bogomaz wrote on his Telegram channel “Today, a Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance group penetrated the Klimovsky district in the village of Lubechanye. Saboteurs fired on a moving car.”
He added, “As a result of the attack, one resident was killed and a ten-year-old child was wounded.”
Ukrainian colonel Anatoly Shtefan wrote, “The Russian mass media are once again trying to discredit the Armed Forces of Ukraine and accuse them of provocations on the territory of the aggressor state.
“But they do not take into account the fact that soldiers of the Defence Forces of Ukraine have never resorted to provocations, are not resorting to them now – and will not resort to provocations.”