Day 313 of the Invasion of Ukraine: Kyiv reported 400 Russian Fighters Killed in a Missile Attack

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Here are the highlights of events related to the war in Ukraine over the past 24 hours:

Kyiv reported 400 Russian fighters killed in a missile attack

Ukraine claims to have killed around 400 Russian soldiers in a missile attack in the occupied Donetsk region, the BBC reported.

The missile struck a building in the town of Makiivka, where Russian forces are believed to have been stationed, two minutes after New Year's Eve.

The death toll cannot be confirmed. Pro-Russian local authorities confirmed casualties, but confirmed 400 dead.

Daniil Bezsonov, a senior representative of the Russian-backed authorities in the occupied parts of the Donetsk region, said that the missile that hit Makiivka was American - "HIMARS".

"There are dead and wounded, the exact number is unknown," he wrote on Telegram.

A large number of Russian commentators and bloggers acknowledged the strike, but believed that the casualties were not that many.

According to the Ukrainian military, 300 were injured in the attack.

Local pro-Russian authorities claim 25 rockets were fired at the area on New Year's Eve.

Hours after the strike on Makiivka, Kyiv came under attack with drones and missiles that hit key infrastructure.

UPDATE 4: Of course there's video of the #HIMARS launch that annihilated hundreds of Russian soldiers partying on #NewYear in occupied #Makeevka. Incredible.

— Igor Sushko (@igorsushko) January 2, 2023

A minute after Russian President Vladimir Putin finished his New Year's speech in which he promised to "go ahead and win", another painful blow was dealt to the Russian army. As a result of a precise missile strike...

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