Russia said 63 of its troops were killed in a raid on a temporary Ukrainian New Year’s Eve barracks in the partially occupied Donetsk region. The ministry said in a statement on Monday that the Ukrainian military had fired six projectiles at a “makeshift base” in the eastern city of Makiivka using a US-supplied HIMARS guided missile system. Two of his missiles were shot down by Russian air defense systems, but four hit buildings, he added. The ministry’s statement came after the Ukrainian military’s strategic communications bureau said late Sunday that 400 Russian soldiers had been killed in the attack and another 300 wounded.
If Ukrainian records are confirmed, the toll would be one of the deadliest attacks on Russian forces since Moscow began its invasion in late February. He posted on the messaging app Telegram late Sunday. “Exact numbers are still unknown. Ukrainian officials said the increase in the bombing was a sign of Russia’s desperation as Ukraine’s ability to defend its airspace improved with continued military support from Western allies.”Now they are looking for ways and trying to attack us, but their terror tactics will not work,” Andriy Yermak, the chief of staff to President Volodymyr Zelensky, told Telegram. Said. “Our sky will be a shield”
On Sunday, Zelensky said Russia’s efforts would prove futile, and praised Ukrainians for showing gratitude to their troops and each other. “We are united, so no drones, missiles, or anything else will help them,” Zelensky said. “They are united only by fear.” Zelensky’s 10-point proposal calls on Russia to respect Ukraine’s territorial integrity and withdraw all troops from the country. However, the Kremlin insists that Kyiv must accept the annexation of her four Russian-occupied regions of Ukraine. Russia also says Ukraine must accept the loss of Crimea.