Putin Is Beyond Angry: Ukraine’s Missiles Are Now Causing Chaos

Putin Is Beyond Angry: Ukraine’s Missiles Are Now Causing Chaos

How Ukraine Shook Up Russia With a Deadly, Major Strike – Following months of Russian forces bombarding key Ukrainian cities with missiles, Ukrainian forces used artillery systems provided by the United States on New Year’s Eve to kill scores of Russian soldiers. In a rare concession of a Ukrainian war victory, Moscow confirmed the attacks on Monday.
Following a period of rumors and conjecture about a significant Ukrainian attack, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced in a Telegram message on Monday that 63 Russian servicemen were killed when four HIMARS rockets struck a temporary base in the seized Donetsk area.
Two missiles out of a total of six were shot down before they could reach their objective, the Russian authorities reported. The Russian base at Makiivka was the target of the destructive Ukrainian attack. It was very detrimental to Russia because it led to the Kremlin receiving condemnation from leaders in the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic, a part of Ukraine that Russia annexed in September.

The strikes started on New Year’s Day at midnight, according to Donetsk local media. The incident

The Russian Ministry of Defense is “certainly trying to shift the responsibility for its inadequate operational security (OPSEC) onto Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) authorities and mobilized soldiers,” according to the Institute for the Study of War. The think tank said that there was “criticism of the Russian military command” as a result of the strike’s “vague acknowledgment.”

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine verified a Ukrainian strike on Russian personnel and military hardware that damaged up to 10 pieces of military equipment. Ukrainian officials stated that the strike was coordinated by their forces.

However, as of January 2, Ukrainian authorities have not provided an official death toll.

Russia’s response to Ukraine:
On Monday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy hinted that Russia would counterattack by deploying additional attack drones built in Iran.

Zelenskyy said in a speech to the country that he had intelligence indicating that Russia was preparing a “prolonged strike by Shaheds.”

Zelenskyy stated that Russia intended to exhaust the Ukrainian people, air defense, and energy infrastructure by using drones, which have already been deployed extensively to strike Ukrainian cities and villages.

The Ukrainian president advised Ukrainian troops to be “particularly careful” when intercepting Russian missiles and drones.

While Russian drone deployment would further deplete Ukraine’s military resources, Ukrainian forces have demonstrated their ability to intercept Russian rockets and artillery using air defense equipment provided by the West.

Less personnel and resources can be used by the Ukrainian military to advance on the battlefield the more time they spend fighting against incoming drone and missile strikes.