At least 63 Russian servicemen were killed in an attack by Ukrainian troops in the town of Makiivka, in eastern Ukrainethe Russian Defense Ministry announced on Monday.
Without claiming responsibility for the attack, the Ukrainian military reported that the balance of Russian casualties in Makiivkaa Moscow-occupied town in the eastern region of Donetskwas much higher.
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The Russian army – which rarely divulges its casualties – has never reported so many losses in a single attack.
The Russian base in Makiivka is but dust. HIMARS have delivered absolute carnage. An expected response to the Russian Shahed terror attacks on New Years Eve and the newest reminder that no matter where Russians position themselves, they are not safe. #Ukraine #Donetsk #Makiivka pic.twitter.com/Pfguo4phIK
— (((Tendar))) (@Tendar) January 1, 2023
According to the spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry, Igor Konashenkov, who did not specify any date, “four missiles” hit “a temporary deployment center” of the Russian army in Makiivka.
The Russian ministry specified that it was an attack with a rocket launcher. HIMARSa type of weapon issued by USA a Ukraine and claimed that his forces shot down two of the six missiles.
Before/after photos of the school building in Makiivka where Russia had stationed mobilized troops from the Saratov region, Russian telegram channels report. At midnight on NY, Ukraine destroyed the building – killing an unknown number of Russian troops – with a volleyball or HIMARs. pic.twitter.com/44ZL1HigQ8
— Christo Grozev (@christogrozev) January 2, 2023
“All assistance and support is being given to the families and loved ones of the dead servicemen,” added the official.
On Sunday, Russian and Ukrainian media reported an attack in Makiivka, claiming that the attack occurred on Saturday night, during the New Year, hitting a building where reservists were mobilized in Ukraine.
The attack occurred due to “the use by the recently arrived military of their mobile phones”, which allowed the Ukrainian army to geolocate them, an anonymous source from the Donetsk separatist authorities told the news agency on Monday. public press TASS.
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