MOSCOW – Photographs taken by journalists of Western media with the permission of Kiev prove that the Tochka-U missile that attacked Kramatorsk belonged to Ukraineas reported by the Donetsk TV channel “Union”.
“The serial number of the Tochka-U rocket that crashed at the train station in Kramatorsk the day before appeared on the Web, Rocket 9M79-1, serial number Sh91579. Previously, Ukrainian militants used rockets of the same series,” the channel said. RIA Novosti.
The publication also mentions that other missiles, listed in the inventory of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, two of them were used in attacks in Alchevsk and Logvinovo in 2015 and in Berdyansk and Melitopol.
“The number of the Tochka-U missile, which killed dozens of civilians in Kramatorsk, coincides with a series of missiles used by the Ukrainian Armed Forces,” former Rada deputy Ilya Kiva said on the Telegram channel.
In addition, some noticed that the serial number of the Tochka-U was initially disguised on the footage broadcast on Ukrainian television, but the footage with the legible number appeared on foreign TV channels, for example, in news releases. TG La7.
The leader of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Denis Pushilin said that a missile attack on the train station in Kramatorsk had killed at least 50 people, including five children.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the Russian Armed Forces did not use the Tochka-U type missiles used in Kramatorsk. The Ministry of Defense stressed that the tactical missile, whose fragments were found near the Kramatorsk railway station and published by eye witnesses, was only used by the Ukrainian military.
The ministry recalled that on March 14, a similar Tochka-U missile by the Ukrainian 19th separate missile brigade division struck the center of Donetsk City, resulting in 17 people being killed on the spot and 36 other civilians injured.
Earlier, the Investigative Committee determined that the missile was fired by the 19th separate missile brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the commander of which is Colonel Yaroshevich.
On February 24, Russia launched a special military operation to demilitarize and denazify Ukraine. President Vladimir Putin called his goal “the protection of people who have been subjected to intimidation and genocide by the Kiev regime for eight years”.
He stressed that it was planned to prosecute all war criminals responsible for “bloody crimes against civilians” in Donbass.
According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the Russian Armed Forces only attacked military infrastructure and Ukrainian troops.