(Moscow) Three missiles were shot down Tuesday evening over the Belgorod region, bordering Ukraine, said the governor of the region Vyacheslav Gladkov on his Telegram channel.

The missiles were shot down by the Russian anti-aircraft defense and their debris damaged homes in the city of Belgorod and its surroundings, the governor said, without reporting casualties.

Mr. Gladkov also announced that a drone was shot down in the area and damaged a garage when it crashed.

At the end of January, the governor of the Belgorod region announced that since the start of the Russian offensive against Ukraine 25 people had been killed and nearly 100 others injured in total in Ukrainian strikes on the region.

Localities and infrastructure in the Belgorod region regularly suffer strikes attributed by Moscow to the Ukrainian army, without Kyiv claiming to be the author. The regional capital, of the same name, was also directly hit several times.