Russischer Ärger über tödlichen Raketenangriff
January 3, 2023 -
Russische Nationalisten und einige Gesetzgeber verlangen Bestrafung der Kommandanten, sie werden beschuldigt, die tödliche Gefahr ignoriert zu haben, die von einem ukrainischen Angriff ausgeht.
In a rare disclosure, Russia’s defence ministry said 63 soldiers were killed on New Year's Eve in a blast that destroyed a temporary barracks in a vocational college in Makiivka, twin city of the Russian-occupied regional capital of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine.
It is the highest number of deaths acknowledged by Moscow in a single incident since the war began 10 months ago.
Russian critics said the soldiers were being housed alongside an ammunition dump at the site, which the Russian defence ministry said was hit by rockets fired from U.S.-made HIMARS launchers.