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Russia halts incursion in border region

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Associated Press/Photo by Alexey Filippov

Russia halts incursion in border region

Russian forces on Tuesday claimed to have defeated militants who launched an attack Monday in Russia’s southwestern region of Belgorod. Raiders used 10 armored vehicles to attack the towns of Graivoron and Kozinka, the Russian news portal RBK reported. Russia said its forces killed about 70 of the attackers and pushed the remainder of the force back to Ukraine. Moscow blamed Ukrainian forces for the incursion, but Kyiv called it an uprising by Russians.

What else is happening in the war? President Joe Biden on Friday approved a plan to train Ukrainian pilots to fly the American-made F-16 fighter jet. Denmark, Belgium, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands will help train Ukrainian pilots. Western countries have not yet formally agreed to send the jets to Kyiv. 

Dig deeper: Listen to Jill Nelson’s conversation with Mary Reichard on The World and Everything in It podcast about the attempt to hold Putin accountable for alleged Russian war crimes in Ukraine.

Lauren Canterberry

Lauren Canterberry is a reporter for WORLD. She graduated from the World Journalism Institute and the University of Georgia with a degree in journalism, both in 2017. She worked as a local reporter in Texas and now lives in Georgia with her husband.

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