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Two Shells From Ukrainian Territory Hit Russia's Rostov Region - Video, Photo

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Two Shells From Ukrainian Territory Hit Russia's Rostov Region - Sputnik International, 1920, 19.02.2022
Earlier on Saturday, a law enforcement source said that two shells had exploded in Russia's Rostov region, close to the border with Ukraine.
The border department of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) has confirmed that two shells landed on the territory of the Russian Rostov region on Saturday.
The FSB has shared a video and a photo showing the aftermath of the shelling.
The Russian Investigative Committee has initiated criminal proceedings over the shelling of Russia's Rostov region from the Ukrainian territory. The committee noted that on Saturday morning unidentified persons on the territory of Ukraine opened fire on the border areas of the Rostov region, using a multiple rocket launcher. No civilian casualties were reported. An inspection of the incident site is still underway. The criminal case was initiated for an attempted murder committed by a hazardous means.
According to an official at the Federal Security Service's border agency in Rostov-on-Don, one of the shells destroyed a building.
"Employees of the Border Directorate of the Russian Federal Security Service in the Rostov region recorded ammunition that reached the Russian territory. One of the projectiles exploded two kilometres [1.24 miles] from the Russian-Ukrainian border on the outskirts of the village of Mityakinskaya, Tarasovskiy district. The other projectile destroyed an outbuilding of a private household in the village of Manotsky, Tarasovsky district," the official said.
Ukraine, however, has refuted the accusations of shelling Russian territory. President Volodymyr Zelensky, who is currently attending a security conference in Munich, said that reports about shelling in the Rostov region are not true.
"What was shown yesterday on the temporarily occupied territory, they showed some shelling allegedly flying from our side and then they have shown something flying all the way to Rostov Region of Russia, this is a blunt provocation, these are pure lies," Zelensky said.
Ukraine's President was echoed by the country's Foreign Minister.

"We resolutely refute all accusations of any alleged Ukrainian shells falling on the Russian territory. Ukraine has never opened any such fire. We call for an immediate and impartial international investigation of the incidents reported by Russian media," Kuleba tweeted.
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