Russia has reacted after Ukrainian forces launched missiles on the Belgorod, a Russian city.
According to Russia, the missile attack was aimed to provoke Moscow.
The spokesperson for Russia’s Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, said, according to CNN, that “the goal of the Kyiv regime is to strike with unguided weapons at residential areas of cities.”
She said that Ukraine would not have carried out the attacks on its own, adding that the action of Volodymyr Zelensky’s troops were coordinated with its Western curators, who were most likely prompted by them.
“This is being done in order to push us to launch retaliatory strikes of this kind, and then further spin the anti-Russian hysteria,” she added.
While making it clear that Russia would follow the development closely, the spokesperson added that her country has so far refrained from taking such steps of retaliation.
Similarly, Belarus had at the weekend accused Ukraine of firing multiple missiles into its territory, but was thankful to God that its air defense systems neutralised them.
Russia said Ukraine targeted the city of Belgorod with three Tochka-U missiles and using drones laden with explosives to hit the Russian city of Kursk on Sunday.