Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that the Russian military will react extremely harshly to the actions of Ukrainian forces, such as the invasion of the Belgorod region.
“We will continue to respond promptly and extremely harshly to such actions of Ukrainian militants,” the minister said on Wednesday at the department’s collegium.
He noted that as a result of attacks on the formations that invaded the territory of the Russian Federation, more than 70 people were killed and vehicles and armored vehicles were destroyed.
“On May 22 this year, a unit of a Ukrainian nationalist formation invaded the territory of the Russian Federation in the area of the Kozinka international checkpoint in the Belgorod region,” he said.
“In the course of the counter-terrorist operation, the nationalist formations were blocked and defeated by air strikes, artillery fire and the active actions of the cover units of the State Border of the Western Military District ,” Shoigu added.