A priest sprinkles holy water on Russian reservists recruited during the partial mobilisation of troops before their departure to the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Dozens, even hundreds, are said to have been killed in a strike in the Donetsk region. File photo: Reuters
A priest sprinkles holy water on Russian reservists recruited during the partial mobilisation of troops before their departure to the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Dozens, even hundreds, are said to have been killed in a strike in the Donetsk region. File photo: Reuters
Ukraine war

Ukraine says hundreds of Russian recruits killed by strike on Donetsk region barracks

  • New Year’s Eve attack happened in Russian-controlled part of the province; there are conflicting reports on the number of Russians killed
  • The building hit is said to have been a college converted to a barracks; Russia has mobilised at least 300,000 soldiers to bolster its faltering military campaign

A priest sprinkles holy water on Russian reservists recruited during the partial mobilisation of troops before their departure to the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Dozens, even hundreds, are said to have been killed in a strike in the Donetsk region. File photo: Reuters
A priest sprinkles holy water on Russian reservists recruited during the partial mobilisation of troops before their departure to the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Dozens, even hundreds, are said to have been killed in a strike in the Donetsk region. File photo: Reuters
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