Mr. Alexander Ivanovich Bastrykin, Chairman of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, instructed to launch a criminal case into the shelling of the territory of Belgorod oblast by the Armed Forces of Ukraine and to submit a report on the progress of the investigation.
It is reported that Ukrainian nationalists shelled the Valuyki settlement, resulting the damage of substation, so the power supply of the city was disrupted. Eight residential buildings and three cars also caught fire along the Shkolnaya Street. According to preliminary information, one civilian was killed. Medical assistance was provided to two victims on the scene. In addition, the Armed Forces of Ukraine shelled the Nekhoteevka settlement in Belgorod oblast, one of the shells hit a non-opertaing gas station, causing a fire. Initially, there were no casualties.
Investigators of the Russian Investigative Committee will identify persons involved in the commission of crimes within the criminal investigation.