Crisis in Ukraine: Russia claims that a Ukrainian shell destroyed a border post!
Sylvie Claire / February 21, 2022
A shell fired from Ukrainian territory destroyed a structure at a Russian border post on Monday without causing any casualties, Russian security services accused, against a backdrop of fighting between Kiev forces and pro-Russian separatists in the east.
On February 21, at 09:50, a shell of unidentified type fired from the territory of Ukraine completely destroyed the point of the border guards in the Rostov region, at a distance of about 150 meters from the Russian-Ukrainian border, the FSB said, quoted by Russian news agencies.
There were no casualties, deminers are working on the site, added the FSB, which is also in charge of the border guard service in Russia.
A video attributed to the FSB and published by the state agency Ria Novosti shows a small building ripped open in the middle of a wooded plain, rubble scattered on the ground.
Fighting between the Ukrainian army and Moscow-backed pro-Russian separatists has intensified over the past three days in eastern Ukraine, a region on Russia's southwest border.
Moscow is accused of having massed 150,000 troops on its borders in preparation for a potential invasion of its neighbor. The West believed that Russia was looking for a casus belli to justify an attack and that the escalation of fighting in the east could be that pretext.
Kiev and pro-Russian separatists have been at odds since 2014 in a war that has left more than 14,000 dead. This is not the first time that shells.