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29 December 2022, 19:33

Belarusian villager talks about loud clap ahead of Ukrainian missile's arrival

IVANOVO DISTRICT, 29 December (BelTA) – The falling missile debris in the village of Gorbakha, Ivanovo District, Brest Oblast caused a bit of fright, the local witness Ivan Kravchenko told BelTA.

BelTA reported earlier that Belarusian air defenses shot down an aerial target at about 10 in the morning on 29 December. The debris fell in a field outside the village of Gorbakha. Preliminary findings identify the debris as belonging to an S-300 air defense guided missile fired from Ukraine's territory.

Ivan Kravchenko was doing household chores when the incident happened. “There is always plenty of things to do in the countryside. Even more so because the weather is so warm. I went out to the backyard and was carrying firewood into my home. I heard a clap in the air and even crouched. I wondered what it was. A couple of minutes later I saw something, possibly a splinter spinning and falling about 100 meters away from the vegetable plot. I was curious to find out what it was. I went out searching for something but didn't find anything,” the man said.

The villager added that the entire village is talking about it, the women are very scared. The men took the news in a more moderate manner. “It is not calm. I have to think about children and grandchildren after all. We've lived our lives in peace but what will happen to them if, god forbid, things go south? I worry for them,” Ivan Kravchenko added.

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