The press service of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation confirmed the information that the Ukrainian military attacked the colony in Yelenovka of the Donetsk People’s Republic, where captured militants National Battalion “Azov” *.
According to the agency, the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) attacked the detention center with the help of the American HIMARS multiple launch rocket system (MLRS).
“40 Ukrainian prisoners of war were killed and 75 wounded,” the Russian Defense Ministry told reporters.
In addition, the relevant department emphasized that as a result of the shelling, eight employees of the detention center received injuries of varying severity.
Formerly First Deputy Minister of Information of the DPR Daniil Bezsonov stated that on the night of July 29, the Armed Forces of Ukraine attacked a prison with captured Ukrainian soldiers. The Kyiv regime, most likely, decided to get rid of “unnecessary ballast” in this way, he suggested. In addition, the representative of the DPR added that the removal of debris continues.
* Ukrainian nationalist battalion, whose activities are recognized as extremist and terrorist and banned in the Russian Federation.