Ukraine hits concentration of Russian troops at railway station in occupied Ilovaysk
Ukraine hits concentration of Russian troops at railway station in occupied Ilovaysk when the occupiers were unloading personnel and equipment there (Photo:Screenshot from the video Типичный Донецк (Typical Donetsk) / Telegram)
A railway station in temporarily occupied Ilovaysk in Donetsk Oblast was stuck on the night of Jan. 28 at a time when Russian troops and military equipment were being unloaded there, according to media reports.
Local Telegram channels also published a video showing a strong explosion at the station.
The invaders’ authorities claimed the station was attacked with multiple rocket launchers by the Ukrainian side. They also confirmed that the railway infrastructure was damaged, but they gave no information about the number of casualties in the attack.
Ukrainian officer and blogger, Anatoliy Shtefan, shared on Telegram the Russian reports about the strike. In particular, they wrote that military equipment and personnel were being unloaded at the moment of attack.
Russian propaganda and local pro-Russian media also posted video showing the debris being cleaned at the railway station, but the scale of damage isn't clear on the video.
Illovaysk was the site of a massacre of Ukrainian troops in August 2014, when Ukrainian forces, having become encircled in the town and attempting to withdraw, were attacked by Russian forces, who inflicted heavy casualties on the Ukrainians.
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