The town of Klintsy in the Russian region of Bryansk on the Ukrainian border was apparently fired at from Ukraine with a Tochka-U battlefield missile. So far, four people have been wounded – including a woman who lost a leg – and houses have been hit.
Residents of the Russian town of Klintsy, in the Bryansk region on the border with Ukraine, reported explosions around 8 a.m. Moscow time. They shared footage of the explosion online, showing a plume of smoke.
Eyewitnesses report that electricity and water have gone out in some districts of the city.
The online news portal Readovka writes, citing eyewitnesses, that a projectile is said to have hit a residential building – a resident of the house was wounded and lost a leg. Windows were shattered in neighboring houses.
If the information about a bullet is correct, then it means that the Ukrainian military launched an attack on Russian territory with a weapon that must have a range of more than 50 kilometers – because the distance from the border of the Chernihiv region of Ukraine to Klintsy is about 50 kilometers .
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A Russian Mil Mi-28N night fighter attack helicopter was seen in the sky after the explosions. But it seems unlikely the crew were on the lookout for anything in the area connected to the attack: eyewitnesses released video showing the impact crater of a Ukrainian munitions hit near the town of Klintsy — and preliminary estimates suggest munitions remains Impact site indicates that it must be a Ukrainian Tochka or Tochka-U battlefield ballistic missile. An object can be seen in the impact crater reminiscent of cluster munition containers from this system, such as one seen in the tenth second of video of the shelling of the small town of Svatovo, Luhansk People’s Republic, in late May.
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The non-modernized Totschka flies up to 70 kilometers, the version Totschka-U, which was modernized in Soviet times, has a range of up to 120 kilometers. An alternative version, also unconfirmed, implies the use of longer-range multiple rocket launchers: Ukraine has “Smerch” caliber 300 millimeters and a firing range of 70 (unmodernized Soviet-era rocket shells) to 130 kilometers (when using more modern Ukrainian rockets R624 ” Olcha”) about such a weapon system and recently about another one with the US-made HIMARS launcher with a range of up to 80 kilometers when using satellite-guided missiles.
A military base in Klintsy is speculated to be the target of the attack, but this cannot be the only assumption, especially since the Ukrainian military has been proven to be increasing their shelling of areas in the People’s Republics of Donetsk and Lugansk in recent times where there are no military objects, but only civilian objects such as housing and civil infrastructure.
The governor of the Bryansk region Alexander Bogomás confirms the shelling of the Zaimishche settlement of the Klintsy district. There is already talk of several hit houses and several wounded. The wounded are being treated medically, and the Russian civil protection team is working at the impact sites. Details are still being clarified.
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