Russians ‘queuing for midnight train to flee border town after nighttime missiles intercepted’

Panicked Russians are fleeing the border town of Belgorod in desperation after Ukraine fired a series of night missiles in its dramatic battle with Putin.

Footage from the city’s train station, just 40km from Ukraine, shows civilians trying to squeeze onto the midnight train that departed last night.

The insane rush came after videos were shared on Telegram of Ukrainian missiles flying over the city before being interrupted by defense systems.

The missiles exploded in bright white lights, illuminating the night sky over residential buildings.

Belgorod was seen as vulnerable to Ukrainian attacks due to its proximity to the border and stockpiling of Russian arms, with the Kremlin regularly launching strikes from the region.

Panicked Russians are fleeing the border town of Belgorod in desperation after Ukraine fired a series of night missiles in its dramatic battle with Putin

Panicked Russians are fleeing the border town of Belgorod in desperation after Ukraine fired a series of night missiles in its dramatic battle with Putin

Panicked Russians are fleeing the border town of Belgorod in desperation after Ukraine fired a series of night missiles in its dramatic battle with Putin

Last week, a fire at a munitions depot in Belgorod led to the evacuation of two villages.

And in July, what appeared to be a Ukrainian airstrike killed at least three people and damaged hundreds of homes.

The panic comes as Volodymyr Zelenskyy urged the Russians to flee for their lives after his forces launched an offensive to retake southern Ukraine.

Ukraine said on Monday its ground forces had gone on the offensive for the first time after a period of strikes on Russian supply lines, particularly bridges over the strategically important Dnipro River, and ammunition dumps in the south.

In a late-night speech on Monday, Zelenskyy urged Russian forces to go home or be hunted home.

The frenzied rush came after Telegram shared videos of Ukrainian missiles flying over the city before being interrupted by defense systems.

The frenzied rush came after Telegram shared videos of Ukrainian missiles flying over the city before being interrupted by defense systems.

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Earlier this month, Ukrainian attacks targeted a munitions depot in the Belgorod region of western Russia, sending up flames and huge plumes of smoke

“If they want to survive, it’s time for the Russian military to run away. Go home,’ he said.

“Ukraine is taking back its own (country),” said Zelenskyy, adding that while he would not disclose Kiev’s detailed battle plans, his armed forces were doing their job.

The new offensive comes after several weeks of relative stalemate in a war that has killed thousands, displaced millions, devastated cities and fueled a global energy and food crisis amid unprecedented Western economic sanctions against Russia.

Russia in its early phase conquered parts of southern Ukraine near the Black Sea coast, including the Kherson region, which lies north of Russia’s annexed Crimea peninsula.

Ukraine, now armed with sophisticated Western-supplied weapons, sees retaking the region as crucial to thwarting Russian attempts to seize more territory further west that could eventually cut off their access to the Black Sea.

Ukrainian soldiers fire a Polish 155mm self-propelled Krab self-propelled howitzer in Donetsk

Ukrainian soldiers fire a Polish 155mm self-propelled Krab self-propelled howitzer in Donetsk

A woman walks past a damaged administrative building in central Kharkiv after being hit by a Russian missile

A woman walks past a damaged administrative building in central Kharkiv after being hit by a Russian missile

Oleksiy Arestovych, a senior adviser to Ukraine’s president, said Russia’s defenses in the Kherson region “were breached within hours”. It was unclear which Russian line of defense, of which there are many, he was referring to.

Arestovych also said Ukrainian forces shelled ferries that Russia was using to supply a territorial pocket on the west bank of the Dnipro River in the Kherson region.

Britain, a close Ukraine ally, said on Tuesday Kyiv had increased its artillery barrage across the entire southern front, but said it was not yet possible to confirm the extent of Ukraine’s territorial advances.

Vitaly Kim, the governor of Mykolaiv region, told Ukrainian television: “Heavy fighting is taking place. Our military works around the clock. The liberation of the Kherson region is imminent.”

Unconfirmed reports, images and social media footage suggested that Ukrainian forces may have recaptured some villages and destroyed some Russian targets in the south.

Russia’s RIA news agency reported that the Russian-controlled town of Nova Kakhovka was left without water and electricity after a Ukrainian missile attack.

Firefighters extinguish a fire following a Russian attack that severely damaged a building in Sloviansk

Firefighters extinguish a fire following a Russian attack that severely damaged a building in Sloviansk

However, the Russian Defense Ministry said the Ukrainian offensive had been halted.

A statement said Ukrainian forces tried to launch an offensive in three different directions in the southern regions of Mykolaiv and Kherson, but lost about 560 servicemen, 26 tanks and two fighter jets.

“Another attempt by the enemy to go on the offensive has failed,” it said.

Reuters could not verify the battlefield reports.

Ukraine’s public broadcaster Suspilne reported explosions in the Kherson area on Tuesday, while city residents took to social media to report gunfire and explosions. They said it was not clear who was shooting.

A Russian-deployed official in Kherson said Russian forces had spotted and destroyed a Ukrainian sabotage group in the city.

Heavy Russian shelling of Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city, was also reported.

At least five people were killed and seven injured, Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov wrote on the messaging app Telegram.

Oleksandr Shulga looks at his destroyed house after a rocket attack in Mykolaiv

Oleksandr Shulga looks at his destroyed house after a rocket attack in Mykolaiv

The Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in central southern Ukraine, captured by Russian troops in March but still manned by Ukrainian personnel, has been a flashpoint in the conflict, with both sides sharing blame for nearby shelling.

Russian-installed authorities accused Ukrainian troops of firing two shells that detonated near a spent fuel storage building at the facility, the TASS news agency reported. There was initially no comment from the Ukrainian side.

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) mission is en route to the nuclear power plant, Europe’s largest, and is due to survey and assess damage later this week.

Led by IAEA chief Rafael Grossi, the mission will assess working conditions and review safety systems, the Vienna-based organization said.

The European Union is exploring new ways to pressure Russia to end the war, but France and Germany on Tuesday warned of proposals to ban tourist visas for Russians, saying such a move — heavily backed by the Baltic states — would be counterproductive .

The Kremlin condemned the proposals as ‘irrational’

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Andrew Kugle

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