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Ukraine says 19 Russian soldiers killed in missile strike in Donetsk region

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. (The Presidential Office of Ukraine)

This article was originally published by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and is reprinted with permission.

The General Staff of Ukraine’s armed forces said on February 29 that 19 Russian soldiers were killed and 12 wounded in a missile strike on a group of Russian troops in the town of Olenivka in the Russian-occupied part of the Donetsk region.

According to the statement, a deputy commander of a Russian military unit was among those killed, while the unit’s commander was among the wounded.

The statement has not been confirmed by Russia’s military.