Ukraine’s General Staff has said that 80 Russian soldiers were killed and injured in total in a strike on the town of Tokmak located in the Russia-controlled part of the Zaporizhzhia region in the early hours of 3 January.
“The hit on 3 January of a place where [Russian] personnel and hardware was concentrated near the town of Tokmak in the Zaporizhzhia region has been confirmed. The enemy lost around 80 service members as killed and injured,” the statement reads.
On 3 January, spokesperson for the Russia-installed occupation authorities of the Zaporizhzhia region Vladimir Rogov reported that the Ukrainian army had struck a Tokmak hospital. Later that day, a hospital worker told TASS that “no patients or staff were injured” in the attack.
The Russian Defence Ministry said that patients and commander of the medical regiment Alexander Seikayev had died in the attack but failed to specify the number of casualties.