Russia’s Belgorod experiences cross border raid from Ukraine

| May 26, 2023

Russian volunteers manning one of the foreign legion forces conducted a raid into border towns in Belgorod. One of the side effects of this action involved the need to move additional reserves from the frontline to Belgorod. The Russians initially expected to do this movement mainly for Bakhmut to counter Ukrainian operations on the flanks. Many of the troops being relocated were subject to Ukrainian strikes, complicating Russia’s challenges related to enforcing Belgorod and Bakhmut areas while trying to continue to hold their currently controlled positions.

From Al Jazeera:

Ukraine says it plans to conduct a major counteroffensive to seize back occupied territory, but Russia has built sprawling fortifications in its neighbour’s east and south in readiness.

“The Ukrainians are trying to pull the Russians in different directions to open up gaps. The Russians are forced to send reinforcements,” said Neil Melvin, an analyst at the Royal United Services Institute.

“They’ll have to respond to this and put troops there and then have lots of troops all along the border area — even though that may not be the way the Ukrainians are coming.”

Russia’s military said on Tuesday it routed fighters who attacked Belgorod with armoured vehicles, killing more than 70 “Ukrainian nationalists” and pushing the remainder back into Ukraine.

Russians in the area expressed surprise at the severity of the attack. One woman was confirmed killed and nine civilians were wounded, some seriously, Belogrod’s Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said.

“First guns, then mortars, and then machine guns. It was full-on fighting,” one unidentified resident told local media.

Gladkov said on Wednesday the territory was targeted by numerous drone strikes following the incursions.

“The night was not entirely calm. There were a large number of drone attacks. Air defence systems handled most of them,” Gladkov said on social media. “The most important thing is that there are no casualties.”

Kyiv has said the attack was carried out by Russian citizens, casting it as home-grown, internal Russian strife. Two groups operating in Ukraine — the Russian Volunteer Corps (RVC) and Freedom of Russia Legion — have claimed responsibility.

Al Jazeera has more information here.

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Again, my sympathy lies with the innocent people who are caught up in this madness. I Thank God that we were able to get some of our own people out of there in time.


Most were killed and several American MRAPs were captured by the Russians. Is this really the road NATO wants to go down?


The point of no return is coming


From Commieanada’s Civil Defence(sic) League:

Halving Thickness:

A halving thickness is the amount of material that will block half of the gamma rays passing through it. Any mass will block them, whether lead or feathers, sand or chocolate bars, as long as you have enough mass. Here is a list of materials and their approximate halving thicknesses.

(References differ slightly when listing these figures.)

2.4” concrete

3.6” sand or packed dirt

7.2” water

11” wood


8″ books or magazines (depends on the density)

3.4” red bricks

6” broken anthracite coal

I just wish they’d put a modicum of effort into peace.


Russia first captured army MRAPs & Humvees back in 2014 from the Ukraine, during the staged “revolt”. So this isn’t exactly new.

During the war with Georgia, Russian soldiers exchanged their body armor for that of defeated Georgians, that was US made.


You are all over the place desperately. Even pulling in a recent Ukrainian sea drone attack on a Russian ship.

The Russian ship was just NE of the Bosporus straights. a protected economic zone of Turkey, protecting undersea gas pipelines of Turkey and shipments of Ukrainian grain.

So I am going to ask you again.



Sadly, the answer seems to be “Yes!”. The US, of course, is expected to “walk point”.


Democrats for ya:


Realistic Russky recruiting ad: