Russia extends two weeks the anti-terrorism alert in the Kursk region, on the border with Ukraine


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MADRID, Dec. 21 (.) –

The Russian authorities have announced this Wednesday their decision to extend the anti-terrorist alert decreed in April in the Kursk region, located on the border with Ukraine, for two weeks, in the midst of the invasion unleashed on February 24 and after the latest attacks by of the Ukrainian Army against the area.

“By a decision adopted today by the anti-terrorism commission, from December 21, the ‘yellow’ level of anti-terrorism alert in the Kursk region is extended by 15 days,” said the regional governor, Roman Starovoit, in a brief message published on your account on Telegram.

The Kursk region and other Russian regions located on the border have repeatedly denounced attacks by the Ukrainian Army, within the framework of the invasion initiated by order of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who days before had recognized the independence of the self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Lugansk, located in eastern Ukraine and the scene of a conflict since 2014.

In fact, at the beginning of December there was a fire at an airfield in Kursk after a drone attack blamed on the Ukrainian Army. “As a result of a drone strike, an oil storage tank caught fire in the area of ​​​​the Kursk airfield. There were no casualties,” Starovoit said then.

The incident took place a day after at least three people were killed by an explosion at an airfield near the Russian city of Ryazan, located about 200 kilometers from the capital, Moscow. Shortly before, another explosion had been recorded at a Saratov airfield, in a series of drone strikes by kyiv.

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