MARCH 29 – A shell hit a makeshift Russian military camp near the border with Ukraine late Tuesday, the TASS news agency said, citing a source as saying preliminary data showed it had been fired by the Ukrainian side.
Tass released the report shortly after a senior local official reported a series of explosions outside the town of Belgorod, near the border with Ukraine.
A video posted online by two local Belgorod news outlets appeared to show ammunition detonating in the distance, but Reuters could not immediately confirm this.
Tass quoted an emergency services source as saying four people were injured in the blast.
Belgorod Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov previously said in an online post that the blasts took place near the village of Krasny Oktyabr, some 30 km (19 miles) southwest of Belgorod. He did not give a reason for the explosions and later promised an update.
Belgorod is 80 km (50 miles) north of the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, which has been heavily bombed by Russian forces in recent weeks.
Reporting by David Ljunggren; Edited by Sandra Maler and Howard Goller