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Two blasts rocked the southern Russian region of Belgorod in the early hours of Monday, the region’s governor said, in the latest sign the war in Ukraine may be spreading to Russia.

“I woke up from two powerful explosions 30 minutes ago,” Vyacheslav Gladkov wrote on his Telegram messenger channel, adding that there were no casualties or damage from the explosions.

On Sunday, Mr Gladkov said a fire broke out at a Defense Ministry facility in the region. One person was injured and seven homes damaged in the incident, he said.

Russia has accused Ukraine of sporadic attacks and acts of sabotage on its territory in recent weeks. Kyiv has either denied responsibility or declined to comment on the allegations.

Roman Starovoit, the regional governor of Russia’s Kursk region, said Sunday the partial collapse of a railway bridge was an act of sabotage.

“Specialists from law enforcement agencies will investigate more closely,” Mr Starovoit said on Telegram, adding that there were no casualties.

The Russian Defense Ministry initially did not comment on the incident.

There have been at least two other explosions in recent days and a fire on Sunday at an oil depot in the Russian city of Bryansk, also near the Ukrainian border.

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