This is reported by the Russian Ministry of Defense.

It is noted that the units covering the state border of the Western Military District and the border service of the FSB of Russia revealed an attempt by a sabotage and reconnaissance group of Ukrainian terrorists to cross the river in the area of the settlement of Novaya Tavolzhanka, Belgorod region.

"An artillery strike was carried out on the enemy. The enemy is scattered and retreated," the ministry said.

Earlier, the governor of the Belgorod region, Vyacheslav Gladkov, announced his readiness to meet with members of the sabotage and reconnaissance group (DRG) at the Shebekino checkpoint to discuss the return of prisoners who, presumably, were captured by militants.

A sabotage and reconnaissance group (DRG) entered Novaya Tavolzhanka, a battle is underway.