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Distillery in Russia’s border region struck by Ukrainian shelling attack

Military engineers are working on the site

KURSK, May 19. /TASS/. At least seven shells fired from Ukraine hit the territory surrounding a distillery in the village of Tyotkino in Russia’s Kursk Region on Thursday morning, the company director told TASS.

Regional Governor Roman Starovoyt earlier said one person was killed and several were injured as a result of the shelling.

Military engineers are working on the site. At least seven shells hit the premises around the distillery, Kurskproduct Director Dmitry Grechany said.

The company will assess the damage after demining has been completed, the director said. All the employees were at work during the attack, none were killed or injured, he added.

This is the first time since the start of the military operation that a civilian, a tractor-trailer truck driver, was killed in the Kursk Region. Repeated shelling attacks have been reported in the village, which borders with Ukraine’s Suma Region.

Tyotkino is home to some 3,000 people. The border checkpoint located in the village has repeatedly come under fire from Ukraine.