Two women have been killed in shelling by Ukrainian forces in the Russian border region of Belgorod, its governor has said.
Ednews informs via foreign media that Vyacheslav Gladkov said the victims were hit by shrapnel as they were travelling in a car near the village of Maslova Pristan.
Officials in the neighbouring Bryansk and Kursk regions said buildings had been damaged in shelling and an overnight drone attack.
Ukraine has so far not commented.
However Kyiv has denied involvement in previous attacks across the border, which it says are carried out by Russian anti-government groups.
In Belgorod, Mr Gladkov said two men travelling in another car had been seriously wounded in the shelling.
He added that nine people had been injured in the region in the past 24 hours.