General Staff confirms attack on invaders in Tokmak, eliminating about 80 Russians

5 January, 10:55 AM
The Ukrainian military is firing at the Russian occupiers (Photo:Генштаб ЗСУ/Facebook)

The Ukrainian military is firing at the Russian occupiers (Photo:Генштаб ЗСУ/Facebook)

The Ukrainian military struck a group of invading Russian soldiers in Tokmak, Zaporizhzhya Oblast on Jan. 3, killing and wounding up to 80 of them, the Ukrainian military’s General Staff said in its morning report on Facebook on Jan. 5.

Tokmak, a town located practically in the center of the southern Ukrainian oblast of Zaporizhzhya, is an important road and rail hub in the area, sitting on the main road route to Melitopol to the south and Berdyansk to the south-east.

The only rail line running east-to-west linking Russian-occupied territory in the Donbas to Russian-held parts of Kherson Oblast passes through the south.

Video of day

Video from the claimed site of the attack started circulating on social media on Jan. 4. The unconfirmed footage shows emergency workers clearing ruble from part of a ruined building, said to have housed mobilized Russian soldiers.

Meanwhile, in the neurological department of the Luhansk Oblast Clinical Hospital, the Russians are treating more than 100 Wagner PMC mercenaries, the General Staff said.

Earlier, there were unconfirmed reports on social media that Ukraine had launched precision artillery strikes on several towns across the Russian-occupied part of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhya Oblast.

Reports appeared on social media on Jan. 4 about an attack on a location with Russian troops in the Russian-occupied town of Vasylivka in Zaporizhzhya Oblast.

Later, these reports were confirmed by the Strategic Communications Department of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and a video from the scene was released.

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