At least 60 Russian soldiers were killed, according to the Russian BBC.

According to sources of the publication, it happened in the middle of the day on February 20. It is believed that the strike was carried out by two HIMARS rockets. At that moment, soldiers of the 36th Guards Motorized Rifle Brigade (military unit 06705), whose permanent location is the city of Borzya in the Trans-Baikal Region, were on the training ground. In particular, three mouths. It is reported that they were waiting for the arrival of the commander of the 29th Army of the Eastern Military District, Major General

Oleg Maiseev


The Cheka-OGPU Telegram channel linked to the security forces publishes footage from the scene of the attack, showing dozens of dead people. The Russian service of the BBC writes that the editorial office also has photos and videos, but the editorial office does not publish them for ethical reasons.

Russian military channels were the first to report on the strike on the training ground in a telegram in the evening of February 20. Telegram channels "Dossier spiona" and "Trinazaty" wrote about 65 dead.

The BBC notes that a few hours after the attack on the test site,

Vladimir Putin

held a meeting with Defense Minister

Sergei Shaigu


At the time of publication of the news, the Ukrainian side did not comment on the information about the strike.

Russia's war against Ukraine

  • At 5 o'clock in the morning

    on February 24, 2022,

    the head of Russia, Vladimir Putin, announced the start of a military operation against Ukraine in the Donbass at the request of the "DPR" and "LPR" groups. On February 21, during a televised address to Russians, Putin called the so-called "DPR" and "LPR" independent states within the regions. On February 22, the Federation Council ratified this decision.

  • Russian troops attacked, including from the territory of Belarus, using airfields, bases and roads. Representatives of Lukashenka's regime justify the war, his opponents consider the territory of Belarus to be occupied, many call for resistance to the Russian invaders.

  • Contrary to Putin's statements about attacks only on military facilities, the Russians are bombing schools, kindergartens and residential areas of Ukrainian cities.

  • On April 2, 2022, after the liberation of the town of Bucha near Kyiv, photojournalists published dozens of photographs showing hundreds of dead people, victims of mass murders committed by Russian troops. Many are buried in spontaneous mass graves. The Russian occupation also brought great destruction to the people of Barodyan.

  • Since February 24, Russia has captured only one regional center - Kherson. Russian troops retreated from it and from the right-bank part of the Kherson region in November 2022. The city was occupied by Russian troops in the first days of the war without actually fighting.

  • In the fall of 2022, Ukrainian troops launched a large-scale counteroffensive, as a result of which Russian forces left most of their positions in the Kharkiv region.

  • Despite Putin's initial statements that the occupation of Ukrainian territories was not part of the invasion plans, on September 30, 2022, the annexation of four regions of Ukraine (Donetsk, Zaporozhye, Luhansk, and Kherson), including territories that Russia did not control, was announced.

  • On September 21, 2022, Putin announced the mobilization in Russia. After this statement, thousands of Russians went to the border crossings and began to leave for Georgia, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Mongolia, Finland and other countries. In Russia itself, opponents of the war set fire to several military commissariats.

  • In 2023, Lukashenko and Putin announced the deployment of Russian nuclear weapons in Belarus. On June 13, Lukashenka gave an interview to Russian propagandist Volga Skabeeva, from which it appeared that some of the nuclear weapons had already been delivered from the Russian Federation to Belarus. On June 16, Putin also said that the first nuclear charges have already been delivered to the territory of Belarus, and the rest will be moved "by the end of the summer or the end of the year."

  • On August 1, Lukashenka said that more than half of the tactical nuclear weapons planned to be deployed on Belarusian territory have already been "imported and dispersed" across the country. He has repeatedly stated that he will use nuclear weapons in case of aggression against Belarus.

  • In June 2023, Ukrainian troops began counteroffensive operations in the east and south of the country. Russian troops prepared well-fortified defense lines, so the advance of the counteroffensive proceeded with significant losses.

  • On September 3, Ukrainian Brigadier General Oleksandr Tarnovsky said that the Armed Forces of Ukraine broke through the first line of defense on the Zaporizhia direction, on which the Russians spent the most resources.

  • At the end of 2023 and at the beginning of 2024, the Russians carried out several mass shelling of Ukrainian cities, dozens of people were killed and injured in Dnipro, Kiev, Kharkiv and other places. In response, the Ukrainian side shelled Russian Belgorod, several people were killed.

  • It is not always possible to independently verify information about military operations provided by officials of various parties.