The number of Russian servicemen killed in Makiivka, in Russian-occupied eastern Ukraine, is “being clarified,” according to the Ukrainian military.
The military’s General Staff reported Monday that “up to ten units of enemy military equipment of various types were destroyed and damaged in the area.”
The Russian Ministry of Defense acknowledged the attack on Monday, claiming that “63 Russian servicemen” were killed.
According to both Ukrainian and pro-Russian accounts, the strike occurred shortly after midnight on New Year’s Day on a vocational school in Makiivka, Donetsk region, housing Russian conscripts.
Meanwhile, according to the General Staff, Ukraine shot down 27 Russian-launched Shahed-136 drones targeting civilian infrastructure on Monday.