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Village in Belgorod Region comes under Ukrainian bombardment again — governor

There were no civilian casualties, Vyacheslav Gladkov reported

MOSCOW, April 25. /TASS/. The village of Nekhoteyevka, in Russia’s Belgorod Region, where an emergency situation has been declared due to the risk of bombardments and most residents have been evacuated, came under Ukrainian fire again on Monday. The civilian population was not harmed, the region’s governor, Vyacheslav Gladkov, said.

"Nekhoteyevka was bombarded from Ukraine. Some buildings and private cars were damaged. There were no civilian casualties," Gladkov said on his Telegram channel.

In his daily comment on the social networks concerning damaged properties Governor Gladkov promised to address all issues without delay.

"We will help our people, nobody’s problems will be ignored," he added.

The Zhuravlyovka community consists of two border villages - Zhuravlyovka and Nekhoteyevka, with a total population of about 1,400. Only ten percent of their residents remain there following the evacuation.

The state of emergency was introduced in the villages on March 23 following the explosion of an artillery shell, fired from Ukraine. The explosion killed three local residents and damaged two dozen homes and cars. Several explosions occurred in Zhuravlyovka’s unpopulated zone in the early hours of March 24. In the evening of the same day one person in Zhuravlyovka was killed. In the April 14 attack one man suffered a light shrapnel wound.