Pro-Kyiv Russian volunteers reportedly eliminate 600+ Russian soldiers in Belgorod, Kursk raid

Representative of the Freedom of Russia Legion Aleksey Baranovsky
Representative of the Freedom of Russia Legion Aleksey Baranovsky

During a special operation in the Belgorod and Kursk oblasts, the Russian army lost more than 1,500 soldiers in killed and wounded, a representative of the Freedom of Russia Legion, Aleksey Baranovsky, said at a press conference on March 21.

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Russian volunteers were able to liberate two settlements from the Kremlin regime and destroy a large number of military personnel and equipment in a few days.

The losses of the Russian army due to the raid amounted to: 613 killed and 829 wounded. Another 37 soldiers were taken prisoner.

Russian volunteers destroyed 121 units of Russian equipment and disabled 50 more.

Russia launched 323 strikes with guided aerial bombs. All of them hit the territory of Belgorod and Kursk oblasts, Baranovsky added.

Raid of Russian volunteers in the Russian Federation - what is known

Russian volunteers from the Freedom of Russia Legion, the Russian Volunteer Corps (RDK), and the Siberian Battalion announced a new operation in Russia’s Belgorod Oblast on March 12.

The RDK announced an advance of several dozens of kilometers and the capture of prisoners. The Kremlin acknowledged casualties among the soldiers of the Russian army.

Russian rebels attacked the FSB building in the city of Belgorod on March 13.

Russian volunteers also claimed that they control the settlement of Tiotkino, Kursk Oblast. Later, they said that the village was in a gray area. The FRL announced on March 14 that they had destroyed two ammunition depots in Tiotkino.

The Freedom of Russia Legion called its main mission to reach Moscow.

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Local authorities reported on March 16 that shopping centers will be closed for a few days, and classes will be suspended in schools in Belgorod and nearby settlements.

The fighters of the Siberian Battalion called on the residents of Belgorod to temporarily leave the city due to the threat of artillery fire on Russian military facilities.

Russian volunteers recorded a joint appeal to Vladimir Putin on March 16, calling on him to get in touch with them.

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The Siberian Battalion and the Russian Volunteer Corps raised flags in the village of Kozinka, Belgorod Oblast on March 17.

The Siberian Battalion also claimed to have entered the village of Gorkovsky in Belgorod Oblast and seized the local administration building together with volunteers from the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria.

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