IThree soldiers were killed and 16 others injured in a barracks in western Russia’s Belgorod region as a result of a heavy explosion. Eight other men have been missing since the incident, which took place on Saturday in the region bordering Ukraine, the Russian state news agency Interfax reported on Sunday, citing rescue services.
According to the information, a non-commissioned officer accidentally detonated a hand grenade, after which a fire broke out in the building. He suffered serious injuries and was taken to a hospital.
The Internet portal Baza, in turn, reported that the man handled the grenade in a cultural center that had been converted into a military headquarters near the city of Korocha in order to gain authority in front of military personnel under his command. The dead and injured are said to be mobilized recruits.
Other portals also wrote that the fire also caught a weapons store and caused the ammunition to explode there. The various statements could not initially be verified independently.
After the devastating Russian rocket attack on a residential building in the Ukrainian city of Dnipro on Saturday, the number of dead has risen to at least 30, according to the authorities. 73 people were injured, including 13 children.
Dozens of other people were still missing the next day on Sunday. President Volodymyr Zelenskyj expressed his condolences to the bereaved and called for more weapons from the West on Saturday evening.
The attack on Dnipro, in the central Ukrainian region of Dnipropetrovsk, was the most momentous of several attacks on Saturday. There were air alerts throughout the country at times. It was the first major Russian attack of this kind since the turn of the year. The leadership in Kyiv sharply condemned the attacks and once again spoke of “Russian terror”.
bottlenecks in the power supply
In addition, many Ukrainians faced even greater power problems than before after the fierce wave of Russian attacks. After the massive attacks, Ukraine also prepared its citizens for increased problems with the electricity supply.
Nationwide, the already significantly reduced amount of electricity per household in many places had to be further reduced on Sunday in order to avoid major bottlenecks, the state electricity network operator Ukrenerho announced on Facebook. Even emergency shutdowns are not excluded.
In addition to Dnipropetrovsk, the region around the capital Kyiv and Kharkiv in the east of the country were also affected by the Russian shelling.