Evidence suggests errant Ukrainian missile hit busy market – New York Times

Evidence suggests errant Ukrainian missile hit busy market – New York Times

According to the New York Times, evidence suggests that the deadly explosion at a busy market in Kostiantynivka, Ukraine, was caused by a missile fired by Ukraine. The blast occurred on September 6 and resulted in the deaths of at least 16 people. Ukraine had initially claimed that the missile was fired by Russia. However, the New York Times report, based on missile fragments, satellite imagery, witness accounts, and social media posts, strongly indicates that the missile was actually an errant Ukrainian air defense missile fired by a Buk launch system. It should be noted that RushHourDaily has not been able to independently verify this report.

In response to the report, the press service of Ukraine’s SBU security service stated that their ongoing investigation points to Russian responsibility for the strike. They claim that missile fragments recovered at the scene of the tragedy support this conclusion. The investigation is also examining other materials that suggest Russian involvement in the shelling. Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak emphasized that law enforcement agencies are studying the circumstances and will establish the legal truth.

Podolyak also expressed concern about foreign media reports that cast doubt on Russia’s involvement in the attack, as he believes this could lead to the spread of conspiracy theories. He stressed that it was Russia that initiated the invasion of Ukraine and is ultimately responsible for the war in the country.

Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, on the other hand, described the September 6 blast as a “Ukrainian attack on its own city.” The New York Times report contradicts this claim, stating that security camera footage shows the missile coming from Ukrainian-held territory, not from behind Russian lines. The report also mentions that Ukraine had launched two surface-to-air missiles towards the front line just minutes before the explosion, further supporting the theory of Ukrainian involvement.

The explosion’s impact and the fragments found at the scene align with the characteristics of the 9M38 missile fired by the mobile Buk anti-aircraft vehicle. It is worth noting that both Ukraine and Russia possess the Buk system.

In conclusion, the New York Times report presents compelling evidence suggesting that the deadly explosion in Kostiantynivka was caused by an errant Ukrainian missile. However, the investigation is still ongoing, and the final determination of responsibility will be made by the relevant authorities.

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