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Drone Strikes Kill 3 in Belgorod; U.S. Urges Citizens to Leave Belarus

HeadlineAug 23, 2023

Russia said three people were killed in drone strikes earlier today in Belgorod, near the Ukrainian border. Separately, drone attacks continued in Moscow, with one hitting a high-rise building. Putin virtually addressed the BRICS summit today and blamed his invasion of Ukraine on Western powers attempting to “preserve their hegemony.”

Meanwhile, the U.S. is urging American citizens in Belarus to leave “immediately,” as tensions mount from the war in Ukraine. The U.S. Embassy in Minsk said citizens should avoid traveling to Belarus, citing the “continued facilitation of Russia’s unprovoked attack on Ukraine, the buildup of Russian military forces in Belarus, and the arbitrary enforcement of local laws.”

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