Missile Strike on Russian Training Camp Claims 60 Lives

Written by Camilla Jessen

Feb.21 - 2024 10:44 AM CET

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A Ukrainian missile strike on a Russian military training ground in the central Donetsk region resulted in at least 60 deaths.

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A missile strike by Ukrainian forces on a Russian military training facility in the central Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine has resulted in the deaths of at least 60 Russian soldiers, as reported by BBC News Russian late Tuesday.

The targeted training ground, located near the village of Trudivske, lies between the regional capital of Donetsk and the coastal city of Mariupol.

The soldiers were identified as members of the 36th Guards Motorised Rifle Brigade, originally from Siberia.

Reports suggest that at the time of the attack, soldiers from three companies were assembled at the training range in anticipation of the arrival of Oleg Moiseyev, the commander of the 29th Army of the Eastern Military District.

BBC News has disclosed possession of photographs and video footage taken shortly after the missile strike, showing numerous casualties and confirming the death toll to be at least 60.

This incident has been independently verified by several sources following the attack.