Ukrainian shelling on the Kursk region in western Russia wounded two people and damaged buildings, including a sugar factory, regional Gov. Roman Starovoyt said Sunday.
The shelling targeted three settlements in the border district of Glushkovsky, the governor said, estimating that Ukraine launched more than two dozen strikes at various areas.
Two residents in the village of Glushkovo were wounded, Starovoyt said. In addition to the sugar factory, the strikes damaged several houses, stores and power lines. Parts of the targeted communities lost power, and repair crews are working to restore it, he added.
Russia’s military fired back at the Ukrainian military units that launched the assault, according to Starovoyt.
Attacks on Russian soil: Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine is increasingly coming home to the Russian people, with more attacks coming across the border in recent weeks.
The assaults on places like Kursk and the neighboring Belgorod region have, according to Russian officials, included strikes by Ukraine’s military. But attacks have also been launched by Russian fighters aligned with Kyiv, who strike across the border in hopes of sowing confusion and anger in Moscow.
Often, Ukraine declines to claim responsibility for attacks that reach across the border into Russia.
CNN cannot independently verify battlefield reports.