Ukrainian soldiers stand in front of a CAESAR self-propelled howitzer. (Iconic image) Photo: Libkos/AP/dpa
The Ukrainians scored a hit against enemy troops and military technology near the village of Chulakivka, the Ukrainian General Staff said in its situation report on Tuesday. “The enemy’s losses amount to 500 dead and injured,” it said. The attack had already taken place on New Year’s Eve. The information provided by the military could not be independently verified. Both warring parties often speak of high losses on the opposing side.
According to the Ukrainian General Staff, Russian units in Fedorivka were also hit a day later. The number of victims there is still being checked. Fedorivka and Chulakivka are both located on the south-eastern side of the Dnipro River in the Russian-occupied part of the Kherson region.
It was only announced on Monday that accommodation for Russian soldiers in the town of Makiivka in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donetsk was destroyed in an attack on New Year’s Eve. The Russian Defense Ministry officially admitted the deaths of 63 recruits. Kyiv put enemy losses at 400 dead and 300 wounded. Russian military bloggers also spoke of several hundred victims.