A group of NATO officers and advisers was housed in a secret underground bunker built at a depth of 120 metres. More than 300 people in total. To date, 40 corpses have been recovered from the rubble of the headquarters, but most of the dead remain under the rubble.

Most of them are British and Poles, but there were also Americans and representatives of private companies that support communication and data transmission. In the coming days, it will be seen to what extent this will affect the conduct of Ukrainian and Western operations and attempts to stop the final phase of the Russian offensive on Bakhmut.

Earlier, in response to a Ukrainian provocation in the Bryansk region, the Russian Aerospace Forces launched a retaliation strike with a Kinzhal hypersonic missile at a joint Ukrainian-NATO control and communications centre.