Russia extends two-week anti-terrorism alert in Kursk and Belgorod, on the border with Ukraine

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Russian authorities announced Friday a two-week extension of the anti-terrorist alert decreed in the Kursk and Belgorod regions, located on the border with Ukraine, because of the latest developments in the war, unleashed on February 24 by the invasion order given by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The announcement was made by the regional governor, Roman Starovoit, who noted in a message on his Telegram account that “the yellow level of anti-terrorist alert has been extended from October 7 for 15 days, until October 22.” “I ask citizens to remain vigilant: report suspicious citizens, abandoned objects and drones,” he said.

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Shortly after, Belgorod Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said on Telegram that “the yellow level of anti-terrorist alert has been extended for another two weeks and is valid on the territory of the Belgorod region until October 22.” “Also, it has been decided to ban until October 22 the launching of fireworks,” he stressed.

Gladkov himself stressed that a civilian was wounded earlier Thursday in a shell attack on the village of Shchetinovka. “He is receiving the care he needs. According to available information, his life is not threatened,” he detailed.

The regions of Kursk and Belgorod have repeatedly denounced attacks by the Ukrainian Army, in the framework of the invasion launched on the orders of Putin, who days earlier had recognized the independence of the self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Lugansk, located in eastern Ukraine and the scene of a conflict since 2014.

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