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Three injured as Russia mistakenly bombs its own city

The Russian Air Force mistakenly bombed Belgorod. Associated Press/Belgorod Region Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov

Three injured as Russia mistakenly bombs its own city

A Russian warplane late Thursday accidentally dropped a bomb on the Russian city of Belgorod, according to Kremlin officials. Three people were injured and several buildings were damaged, said Regional Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov. The explosive landed in an intersection of two roads near residential buildings and detonated approximately 18 seconds later. Belgorod, a city of 340,000 people, is located about 25 miles east of the border with Ukraine.

What else is happening in the war in Ukraine? Western leaders met Friday at the U.S. Ramstein air base in Germany to discuss more military support for Ukraine. United States Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said the meeting would focus on committing more air defense systems and ammunition to the war effort. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy wants to recapture territories taken by Russia, and Ukraine has begun training special “storm brigades” for a counter-offensive, Reuters reported.

Dig deeper: Read Carolina Lumetta’s report in WORLD Magazine about the classified materials leak related to the war 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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