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Kyiv denies any deaths just after Russia's claim that 600 Ukrainian troops were killed in strikes




Ukraine has denied Russian claims that 600 Ukrainian troops were killed in a Kremlin strike yesterday. The Russian's defence ministry said yesterday that missiles struck two temporary bases housing 1,300 Ukrainian soldiers in the eastern city of Kramatorsk.



According to ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov, the strikes were in retaliation for Ukraine's attack in Makiivka, which killed at least 89 Russian troops.

The strikes on Kramatorsk, according to Serhii Cherevatyi, spokesman for Ukraine's troops in the east, only damaged civilian infrastructure, adding, "The armed forces of Ukraine were not affected." According to the Donetsk regional administration, seven Russian missiles struck Kramatorsk and two more struck Konstantynivka, causing no casualties.



According to the report, an educational institution, an industrial facility, and garages were destroyed in Kramatorsk, while an industrial zone was destroyed in Kostyantynivka.

Oleksandr Honcharenko, mayor of Kramatorsk, stated that two school buildings and eight apartments were damaged.



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