A Ukrainian military operation reportedly involving two Mi-24 attack helicopters hit a fuel depot in the Russian city of Belgorod.
The attack on Friday, on a Russian city just 40 kilometers north of the border with Ukraine, would be the first recorded Ukrainian attack on Russian territory since the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24.
According to reports, the Ukrainian helicopters performed a low-altitude flight operation before deploying what are believed to be S-8 rockets at the fuel depot. Russia’s governor of the Belgorod region Vyacheslav Gladkov said the attack injured two workers, adding that some areas are being evacuated.
Video footage purportedly showing the attack emerged online, showing rocket fire and subsequent explosions, apparently as a result of the rocket strikes.
#BREAKING: Second CCTV video of the reported Ukrainian helicopter attack looks like rockets from Mi-24(s) striking the fuel facility inside Belgorod, Russia, across the border from Ukraine pic.twitter.com/jynTzkx0oq— ELINT News (@ELINTNews) April 1, 2022