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    Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation: the death toll of the Russian military after the strike of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Makeyevka has grown to 89

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    The number of Russian servicemen killed after the UAF missile attack on Makeyevka has increased to 89 people. This was stated by the first deputy head of the Main Military-Political Directorate of the RF Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Sergei Sevryukov, TASS reports.

    According to him, immediately after the explosions, the surviving officers and soldiers from other units began to rescue the victims and search for

    Now a commission is working in Makiivka, investigating the circumstances of the disaster, the families of the dead soldiers are being provided with the necessary assistance. In addition, the military-political body of the Ministry of Defense stated that they would take measures to exclude such situations in the future.

    “Following the results of the investigation, the guilty officials will be held accountable,” Sevryukov added.

    At 00:01 Moscow time on January 1, the Ukrainian army struck with six shells of the American HIMARS MLRS at the point of temporary deployment of one of the military units of the Russian Armed Forces in Makeyevka (DPR). Dozens of soldiers were stationed in the building of a vocational school, there was also a small warehouse of weapons and ammunition nearby. into the building where the soldiers were. From the explosion, the building collapsed and buried the wounded and the dead under the rubble.

    Among the dead is the deputy commander of the regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Bachurin. The governor of the Samara region, Dmitry Azarov, confirmed that during the shelling of a vocational school in Makeevka, mobilized from this region died. He added that “after the shelling, both privates and officers, with wounds, with shell shock, saved others.”

    According to a representative of the Main Military-Political Directorate of the RF Lieutenant General Sergei Sevryukov, the main reason for the defeat of the location of Russian soldiers in Makeevka was “the use of telephones by personnel in the reach of enemy weapons.”

    Acting head of the DPR Denis Pushilin, in turn, said that some of those who died before their death went to rescue their colleagues injured in the first strike.

    “Most of them , barely getting out of the building damaged by the American “Hymars”, they slightly came to their senses and returned to pull out their comrades. Then, when the employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations arrived, they helped them to save the rest. They helped by risking their lives. And some of the dead are those who died when they returned to save their colleagues, ” – said the official.

    The Russian Defense Ministry also claims that Russian troops allegedly destroyed the HIMARS launcher, from which the Armed Forces of Ukraine fired at Makiivka, with return fire. In addition, the destruction of four more American missile systems and “more than 200 Ukrainian nationalists and foreign mercenaries” is claimed.

    On January 2, the Russian Defense Ministry reported that 63 people were killed in explosions at a vocational school in Makiivka.

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