Tensions Escalate in Belgorod: Border Clashes, Fierce Fighting and Sirens

Sofiia Syngaivska

The russian Volunteer Corps and the Freedom of russia Legion started their missions

The Freedom of russia Legion of the Armed Forces of Ukraine published a video address to its citizens, calling on russians to fight for russia free from Putin. The legion is returning to the Russian Federation.

“Residents of russia! We are russians just like you. We are distinguished only by the fact that we no longer wanted to justify the actions of criminals in power and took up arms to defend our and your freedom,” the legion stated.

Later, the Freedom of russia Legion posted another message:

“Residents of the border regions! Stay at home, do not resist and do not be afraid: we are not your enemies. Unlike Putin’s zombies, we do not touch civilians and do not use them for our own purposes. Freedom is near! To everyone who follows us: soon all the details, stay in touch.”

Drone in Belgorod / screenshot from video

Then the russian Volunteer Corps was spotted in Belgorod and Bryansk regions.

A few moments later, a video of their first mission appeared on the network. The border crossing point in Belgorod was destroyed.

As of 12 pm EEST, May 22, the sirens went off in Belgorod. Russian media report on fierce fighting with sabotage and reconnaissance group on the border and tanks moving to the territory of Grayvoron checkpoint, Belgorod region.



  1. Cool!
    Ukraine should invade Belarus asap. It should throw out the remaining cockroaches and unite the freed Belarusians with the free Russians and together invade mafia land. Forget the Donbas for now, just hold the lines. Head towards Moscow. Once there, the crime syndicate will evaporate. Maybe even before then.

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