|Desna barracks airstrike|
|Target||Ukrainian Ground Forces|
|Date||May 17, 2022|
|Executed by||Russian Air Force|
On 17 May 2022, an airstrike by the Russian Air Force hit a military barracks in Desna, Chernihiv Oblast, Ukraine.
Ukrainian authorities initially reported that eight people had died and twelve were wounded,but updated the casualty count a week later when Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that 87 bodies had been recovered. Russian officials said that the military had used "high-precision, long-range missiles." It was reportedly the largest single loss of life in the Ukrainian military in the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine up to that point.
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