Russian Volunteer Corps claims capture of 25 soldiers in Belgorod and Kursk raids

The Russian Volunteer Corps showed new prisoners in the Belgorod Oblast
The Russian Volunteer Corps showed new prisoners in the Belgorod Oblast

Russian Volunteer Corps (RVC) members claimed to have captured 25 Russian soldiers during raids in the Belgorod and Kursk oblasts, shown in a video on RVC Telegram on March 16.

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The video shows new group of captured Russian soldiers, whose faces are hidden. The RVC shared a conversation with one of the captured, Senior Lieutenant Alexei Volkov of the Russian Armed Forces.

"The limited military operation in the Belgorod and Kursk oblasts continues, and here is the confirmation — a new batch of prisoners from the Russian Armed Forces," the statement said.

The RVC volunteers also invited the governor of the Belgorod Oblast, Vyacheslav Gladkov, to a meeting to hand over the prisoners.

Pro-Ukrainian Russian volunteer units Freedom of Russia Legion (FRL), Russian Volunteer Corps (RVC), and the Siberian Battalion announced on March 12 another raid into Russian territory, describing it as an operation to "liberate the Russian Federation from dictatorship."

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The RVC claimed to have advanced several tens of kilometers and taken prisoners. The Russian side reported casualties among the Russian army soldiers.

The FRL later announced its control over part of the village of Tiotkino in Kursk Oblast, with the advance ongoing. The ASTRA Telegram channel, citing sources, reported that at least four Russian soldiers were killed, and nine others wounded in massive drone attacks and volunteer raids on March 12.

The RVC called on residents of Belgorod and Kursk oblasts to evacuate immediately on March 14 and announced that it would open fire on military targets in those oblasts in response to Russian shelling of Ukraine.

The FRL said that the raid in Russia would last at least until after the Presidential "elections" scheduled for March 15-17.

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