On Makiivka, an attack by the Ukrainian Himar would kill up to hundreds of mobilized Russians
There is no truce between Ukraine and Russia for New Year’s Eve. Kremlin forces spent their last day of 2022 and first hour of 2023 sending successive rounds of Iranian Shahed-136 missiles or drones to civilian facilities in Kyiv, including hotels or concert halls, and in seven other Ukrainian regions. Bittersweet reward, one of these drones includes an inscription “Good year!!!”.
The Ukrainian army did not remain silent during this attack. So 1uh January, Twitter was awash with rumors in which grisly images provided consistency: an attack by the Ukrainian Himars would hit the Russian military base in Makiivka, about fifteen kilometers from the city of Donetsk and in other Russian-controlled areas of the region.
In Makiivka, AFU allegedly attacked a Russian base located in the former School 19 building, killing/injuring many Russian soldiers. Locals question why no one is talking about it and are angry that their ‘government’ is trying to act like everything is fine. pic.twitter.com/Usk6ZodKei
— CHRISTMAS ?? ?? (@NOELreports) January 1, 2023
Tonight after #Himar strike #Ukrainetroops destroyed school 19 in Makiivka, #Donetsk.
Local residents say around 600 Russian mobilized died at school 19
building is closed, difficult to take photos
“they were there for at least a month”??? pic.twitter.com/GTs195hlZ0
— Ukraine News ?? (@Ukrainene) January 1, 2023
Apparently, the target was a large vocational school, where the Russian soldiers had been staying for a few weeks. While it is still difficult to authenticate them with infinite certainty at this stage, the images of the buildings after the projectiles fall show complete destruction.
Armed Forces of #Ukraine️ sent a “gift” to the Russian base at #Makiivka under the clock. In local chats they write that from 350 to 600 Rashists died, including 3 high-ranking commanders, we are waiting for confirmation from the General Staff.
Rashist has used the school pic.twitter.com/6oA2GxOw3Y
— Feher_Junior (@Feher_Junior) January 1, 2023
Ukraine used HIMARS to attack the school building housing hundreds of Russian soldiers in Makiivka today.
The building is gone and hundreds of Russian soldiers are presumed dead. pic.twitter.com/5Tpt4J4gwb
— Visegrad 24 (@visegrad24) January 1, 2023
The attack will be – according to multiple sources and although these reports cannot be verified – highly lethal. According to various local reports on Telegram, several hundred people who were mobilized would lose their lives. Although it may be lower, the figure of 600 men has already been mentioned.
Without citing sources, commentators Viktor Kovalenko confirms that the Ukrainian armed forces are talking about 400 killed and 300 wounded, all troops are newly mobilized and arriving to supply the Russian contingent. Russian military blogger Igor Girkin also spoke of the hundreds of deaths, and noted that the buildings targeted and hit were also used as weapons and vehicle reserves, which would explain the violence of the explosions.
The Girkin incident in Makiivka – hundreds of victims, many of which are still under the rubble. The building they were housed in also contained an ammunition storage and vehicle storage, which is why the raid was so deadly.https://t.co/9zGYWVIvM1 pic.twitter.com/tJa0lM7X0h
— Dmitry (@wartranslated) January 2, 2023
‼️Another screen print of a local channel stating 600 Russians died in Makiivka after last night’s attack
The point is very many victims #Donbass #Russia #Ukraine #New year #UkraineWillWin pic.twitter.com/OpnMrISB3G
— @PStyleOne1 too [email protected] (@PSstyle0ne1) January 1, 2023
#Ukraine The Armed Forces claim that on New Year’s Eve, 400 new Rus arrived. people mobilized from Saratov killed & 300 injured as a result of HIMARS attack on Makiivka trade school #19 in Donbas region of Ukraine where they are headquartered & witness NY Putin greeting pic.twitter.com/cxsVH6JJEK
— Viktor Kovalenko (@MrKovalenko) January 1, 2023
Also on Telegram, residents of the Donetsk region and the city of Makiivka lamented that a tin screed had been installed, on the side of the Kremlin as well as the Donetsk regional authorities, over official and detailed information about the attack and its consequences.
Picked up by Reuters, Russia’s official TASS news agency confirmed an attack, citing only 15 people injured and without elaborating further. The next few hours should allow us to see a little more clearly.
In addition to this possible catastrophic attack, the media Visegrád 24 reported that that same night, another Ukrainian Himar had hit a target near Bakhmout, on another base, which was occupied by soldiers from the Wagner Group – 70 of them would be killed in the attack. ‘supply.
In addition to the deadly HIMARS attack on Makiivka (100+ Russian soldiers killed), the Ukrainian Army also attacked a building in Pervomaisk, about 30 km east of Bakhmut.
About 70 Wagnerites are presumed dead.
The HIMARS Ukraine team is very active today. pic.twitter.com/gIrIIihMj1
— Visegrad 24 (@visegrad24) January 1, 2023