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 Tientallen Russische troepen gedood bij raketaanval infographic
Graphic shows location of the missile strike and specifications of the HIMARS rocket system.


Russische woede over dodelijke raketaanval groeit

By Jordi Bou

January 3, 2023 - Russian nationalists and some lawmakers are demanding punishment for commanders they accuse of ignoring dangers over one of Ukraine war’s deadliest strikes.

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.

PUBLISHED: 03/01/2023; STORY: Graphic News