Live Updates: Russia’s War in Ukraine

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The Ukrainian army claimed on Tuesday that there had been another devastating attack on Russian troops.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said about 500 Russian soldiers were killed or wounded in a shooting near Chulakivka, a town in southern Ukraine’s Kherson region, on New Year’s Eve. Year.

“The enemy continues to inflict casualties. Ukrainian forces were confirmed to have hit a stronghold of enemy forces and equipment near Chulakivka, Kherson region on December 31,” the statement said. general staff. “About 500 enemy soldiers were wounded and killed.”

Natalia Humeniuk, spokeswoman for the Ukrainian armed forces in the south, told Ukrainian television: “This is one of our achievements in this direction of the front.”

“There will be more as we identify enemy locations,” she said of the alleged hit.

CNN is unable to verify the Ukrainian claim. Moscow has not publicly responded to Chulakivka’s allegation.

However, a widely read Russian war blogger known as “Operation Z” said in a Telegram post on Tuesday that “there is no denying” that Ukraine is now attacking barracks and other strongholds of Russian troops with HIMARS. , a reference to High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems. He included Chulakivka in his list of hits on Russian troops that he said took place in December.

It comes after Russian and Ukrainian authorities acknowledged a strike that took place just after midnight on New Year’s Day at a vocational school of Russian conscripts in Makiivka, Donetsk region.

Russia’s defense ministry said 89 servicemen died in the New Year’s strike, making it one of the deadliest episodes of the battle for troops in Moscow.


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