Anti-Putin rebels are close to seizing a Russian town on the Ukraine border as they vow to march on Moscow.
Fighters for the Freedom of Russia Legion and the Russian Volunteer Corps plan to storm Shebekino in the Belgorod region as Putin’s war backfires and lands at his doorstep.
In footage released on Thursday, the Russian Volunteer Corps said they were approaching the “outskirts of Shebekino”.
“Soon we will see the suburbs of Shebekino,” they said.
“Stay home and do not worry. Fighters of the Russian Volunteer Corps do not fight civilians.”
And the Freedom of Russia Legion – who have been staging attacks against their motherland not seen since World War II – also vowed to strike over the border to “bring freedom”.
“Very soon, we’ll move once again onto the territory of Russia in order to bring freedom, peace, and calm.”
Russia’s defence ministry said it had battle three cross-border attacks near Shebekino on Thursday – accusing Ukraine of using “terrorist formations” to carry out attacks on Russia.
“The selfless actions of Russian servicemen repelled three attacks by Ukrainian terrorist formations,” the ministry said.
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