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Belgorod Attack


At least 11 people were killed and 15 others injured after two gunmen opened fire at a Russian military training camp Saturday, targeting a group of soldiers who volunteered to fight in Ukraine. Reports suggest the pair, who were killed during the attack, had themselves volunteered and came from an unknown former Soviet state.

It was unclear whether the attack was related to President Vladimir Putin's recent mobilization of forces, intended to add up to 300,000 additional troops to the war in Ukraine. The effort has faced internal criticisms of poor training and ineffective management, while thousands of potential conscripts have left the country to avoid service (read accounts). Russian officials said 16,000 newly activated troops have been involved in combat operations, with more than 200,000 currently in the training process.

Separately, reports accuse the Kremlin of carrying out forced adoptions, removing children from occupied Ukrainian territory and placing them with Russian families across the country. See updates on the war here.

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