Desna barracks airstrike

Desna barracks airstrike
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Village of Desna, Chernihiv Oblast.
TypeAirstrike
Target Ukrainian Ground Forces
DateMay 17, 2022
Executed by Russian Air Force
Casualties87 killed
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On 17 May 2022, an airstrike by the Russian Air Force hit a military barracks in Desna, Chernihiv Oblast, Ukraine.

Aftermath

Ukrainian authorities initially reported that eight people had died and twelve were wounded,[1] but updated the casualty count a week later when Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that 87 bodies had been recovered.[2][3] Russian officials said that the military had used "high-precision, long-range missiles."[3] It was reportedly the largest single loss of life in the Ukrainian military in the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.[4]

References

  1. ^ Reuters (2022-05-17). "Russian air strike kills eight in northern Ukraine, emergency service says". Reuters. Retrieved 2022-05-23.
  2. ^ "Bodies of 87 people found under rubble after Russian airstrike on Desna". www.ukrinform.net. Retrieved 2022-05-23.
  3. ^ a b Reuters (2022-05-23). "Ukraine says 87 were killed in Russian air strike last week". Reuters. Retrieved 2022-05-23.
  4. ^ "Ukraine says 87 killed in Russian attack on military base". The Independent. 2022-05-23. Retrieved 2022-05-23.
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