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Officials say Ukraine bombed Makeyevka, hitting military headquarters

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(Reuters) – Russian officials said that on New Year’s Eve, Ukrainian forces bombed the town of Makeyevka and other places in Moscow-controlled areas of the Donetsk region, amid reports that military headquarters were bombed, killing many people.

Installed by Moscow, the administration of Ukraine’s Donetsk region said on Sunday that at least 25 missiles were fired at the region on New Year’s Eve.

The Russian news agency Tass quoted local officials in Moscow as saying that at least 15 people were wounded in Makivka, a major center for coal production, in a series of bombings by HIMARS (highly mobile artillery system).

Reuters could not independently verify the information.

The Russian Defense Ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment. He said in his daily report on Sunday that he had destroyed seven HIMARS missiles, including in the Makevka area.

Daniil Bezunov, a senior Russian-backed official in the Moscow-controlled parts of the Donetsk region, said a strike targeted a vocational school that, according to preliminary information, served as a military headquarters.

Bessonov said the attack took place two minutes after midnight on New Year’s Eve.

The vocational school was hit hard by the American MLRS HIMARS. “There were dead and injured, and the exact number is still unknown,” Bezunov said on the Telegram messaging app. The building itself was badly damaged. ยป

Additional reporting by Felix Light, Ron Bobisky, Maria Starkova and Lydia Kelly; Written by Lydia Kelly and Ron Popeskey; Editing by Nick Zieminski

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