Russian President Vladimir Putin called the events in the Bryansk region on March 2 a terrorist attack. He said it during the opening ceremony of the year of the teacher and mentor.
At the start of his speech, Putin said that now Russian soldiers are protecting Russia from “neo-Nazis and terrorists who have been torturing and killing people in Donbass for eight years”.
“Those who today have committed another terrorist act, another crime. They entered the border area and opened fire on civilians. We saw that it was a civilian car, we saw that civilians and children were sitting there. Ordinary “Niva”. They opened fire on them,” Putin said.
According to him, “it is precisely these people who have made it their task to deprive us of historical memory, to deprive us of their history, to deprive us of our traditions and our language”.
On the morning of March 2, the governor of the Bryansk region, Alexander Bogomaz, reported that “Ukrainian saboteurs” had entered the village of Lyubechane in the Klimovsky district and shot at a car. As a result, one person died, a ten-year-old child was injured, said the head of the region.
State agencies TASS and RIA Novosti, as well as telegram channels, reported that “Ukrainian saboteurs” took hostages in one of the villages. This information has not been officially confirmed. The FSB issued a statement in which it referred to “measures aimed at destroying armed Ukrainian nationalists who violated the state border”.
Responsibility for what happened was claimed by the Russian Volunteer Corps, a unit in which immigrants from Russia are screaming on the side of Ukraine. Its leader is the neo-Nazi Denis Kapustin (Nikitine).
Mikhail Podolyak, adviser to the chief of staff of the Ukrainian president, called the information that Ukrainian saboteurs entered Russian territory a provocation.
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