Two blasts shake Russian city near Ukraine

Two powerful blasts have been heard in the Russian city of Belgorod, near the border with Ukraine, two witnesses have told Reuters.

Russia has in recent days reported what it says are a series of attacks by Ukrainian forces on Russian regions which border Ukraine, and has warned that such attacks raise a risk of significant escalation.

Ukraine has not directly accepted responsibility but has described the incidents as payback and "karma" for Russia.

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