Strike kills 63 Russian troops in eastern Ukraine: Moscow

AFP , Monday 2 Jan 2023

A Ukrainian strike on a complex in the Russian-controlled Ukrainian city of Makiivka killed 63 Russian troops, the Russian defence ministry announced on Monday.

Rocket launcher
File photo: a BM-21 Grad multiple rocket launcher fires at Russian positions in Kharkiv region, Ukraine. AFP


"As a result of a strike by four missiles with a high-explosive warhead on a temporary deployment point, 63 Russian servicemen were killed," the defence ministry said in a statement. Without claiming the strike, Ukraine's military said nearly 400 Russian troops were killed in Makiivka in the Moscow-controlled part of the eastern region of Donetsk.

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