Friday, February 16, 2024

In RU, Explosion at Altai Defense Plant; Missile Strike in RU's City of Belgorod; UKR Artillery Halts RU Troops Near Khromove; UKR Builds Hundreds of kilometers of New Fortifications Along Entire Front Line; 83 Combat Clashes on F-Lines-24 hrs, LIVE UPDATES and LOTS MORE

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In Russia, explosion occurs at Altai defense plant:
A powerful explosion occurred near a defense plant in the Altai Territory of the Russian Federation. It happened on the morning of February 15, according to the Russian Telegram channel Siberian Express.
The incident occurred in the city of Biysk. The explosion occurred at the Altai plant, after which residents felt a shock wave and noticed a cloud of smoke.
In turn, Russian officials tried to reassure the residents.
"Today, the residents of Boyka heard a bang in the industrial area. According to the technological process, one of our city's enterprises was carrying out work. There is no cause for concern," the mayor of the Russian city, Viktor Shchigrev, writes on social media.
The channel emphasizes that the explosion occurred at the Altai plant. It is part of Roscosmos and is under sanctions from the EU, the U.S., Ukraine, and Japan. It is known from open sources that the company produces ammunition, solid rocket engine charges, and explosives for industrial purposes.
Other incidents in Russia on February 15
On the night of February 15, Russians began to report a large-scale fire near Kursk. It was claimed that an oil storage tank was on fire. --->READ MORE HERE
6 people are killed, 18 injured by a missile strike in the Russian city of Belgorod, officials say:
A missile strike on the Russian city of Belgorod near the Ukraine border on Thursday killed six people, including a child, and injured 18 others, a Russian official said. It was the latest in exchanges of long-range missile and rocket fire in Russia’s war on Ukraine.
Hours earlier, Russia fired two dozen cruise and ballistic missiles at a broad area of Ukraine, hitting multiple regions after a midnight strike in Ukraine’s northeast killed five people in an apartment building, authorities said.
Five of the 18 people injured in Belgorod, a city of around 340,000 people, were children, regional Gov. Vyacheslav Gladkov said on Telegram. Tass news agency reported that 15 people were hospitalized.
A shopping center and a school stadium were hit in Belgorod, according to Roman Starovoit, the governor of Russia’s Kursk region, which is next to Belgorod. “There are many casualties: dead and wounded,” he said on Telegram.
Russia’s Ministry of Defense said air defense systems destroyed 14 missiles over the Belgorod region that were launched by Ukraine using a RM-70 Vampire multiple launch rocket system.
Belgorod city, 25 miles (40 kilometers) north of the Ukrainian border, has been a regular target of Ukrainian fire, putting its residents on edge. Dozens of people were killed and injured in an attack there over Russia’s New Year holiday weekend.
Those assaults have undermined President Vladimir Putin’s attempts to reassure Russians that life in the country is largely going on as normal.
In Ukraine, five people were killed and 10 were wounded in the nighttime attack on the village of Velykyi Burluk, in the Kharkiv border region, regional Gov. Oleh Syniehubov said. --->READ MORE HERE
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