Moscow said Ukraine launched a series of drones and missiles against Russia in “indiscriminate attacks” that killed 14 people, including two children.

The strikes Saturday came after large-scale Russian air attacks against Ukraine on Friday. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Saturday that the death toll from Friday’s airstrikes had risen to 39.

Kyiv, which rarely comments on attacks on Russian territory, has not acknowledged launching any strikes on Saturday. 

Saturday’s attack on Belgorod, a city less than 50 kilometers from the Ukrainian border, included two Olkha missiles with cluster munitions, the Russian defense ministry said in a statement. “Several projectiles and cluster submunitions hit Belgorod. As a result, 12 adults and two children died, [and] 108 people were injured,” the ministry said.

“This crime will not go unpunished,” it added.

On Saturday morning, the defense ministry said it had shot down 32 Ukrainian drones over border areas as well as the regions of Oryol and Moscow further north.

Russian local officials said earlier Saturday that Ukrainian strikes on border regions had killed one man and two children in Belgorod and another child in the Bryansk region. “The Ukrainian Armed Forces shelled the center of Belgorod. According to preliminary information, there are two dead children,” Belgorod Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said on Telegram.

Poland, meanwhile, ended a ground search on Saturday after finding no parts of a suspected Russian rocket which it said had violated the country’s airspace on Friday, the Polish army said. Poland, a NATO member, said on Friday that a Russian missile appeared to have briefly entered its territory, Polish news outlet Onet reported. Polish authorities said the object entered the country’s territory for less than three minutes and violated its airspace for about 40 kilometers.

Russia’s charge d’affaires in Warsaw, Andrei Ordash, said on Saturday that Poland’s claims were “unsubstantiated,” Russian state news agency RIA Novosti reported. “We will not give any explanations until we are presented with concrete evidence, because these accusations are unsubstantiated,” Ordash told RIA Novosti.

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