According to the Defense Ministry in Moscow, 63 Russian soldiers were killed in a Ukrainian attack on a military base near Makiivka in eastern Ukraine. Ukraine attacked with six HIMARS missiles, two of which were intercepted.
Previously, the occupation administration in the Russian-controlled part of the Donetsk region spoke of less than a hundred dead soldiers. It was a Ukrainian attack on New Year’s Eve on barracks in which Russian conscripts were housed.
The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense spoke of up to 400 dead Russian soldiers. Images released online, which Portal was unable to verify, show a destroyed building in the mining town of Makiivka in the Donetsk region. It is said that it was a vocational school.