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Russia's reaction to raid in Belgorod indicates anxiety in society

Jun 2, 2023

The reaction of the Russian authorities to the RDK raid in the Belgorod region of Russia indicates increased anxiety in the Russian information space & society.

This is reported with reference to the ISW report.


Thus, the authorities of the Belgorod region announced the evacuation of 200 children to the Penza region and plan to evacuate another 600 children to the Kaluga and Yaroslavl regions on June 3.

Some Russian bloggers used the situation in the Belgorod region to criticize the Russian leadership, while others claimed that the limited raids were a precursor to Ukrainian counteroffensives.

As a reminder, the Russian authorities have once again announced massive shelling of the border town of Shebekino in the Belgorod region. Shebekino has been under frequent shelling lately, with local authorities constantly blaming the Ukrainian Armed Forces. It should be noted that Ukraine categorically denies any involvement in such attacks.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 02/06/2023

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