Russian forces mistakenly dropped an aerial bomb on occupied Donetsk. The missile fell in a built-up area, but miraculously did not explode, the website of the Center for National Opposition, created by the Special Operations Forces of the Ukrainian army, reported on Monday. As CNS adds, after this mistake, the Kremlin tried to shift responsibility to the Ukrainian side.
Russian propaganda again wanted to blame Ukraine for her own actions, but once again she couldn’t get the details right. The enemy announced that the bomb that was dropped on Donetsk was supposedly “American-made”, but the footage from the Kremlin media clearly shows that a Russian FAB-500 M-62 high-explosive air defense missile fell there, the government website reads.
As explained, this incident demonstrates the enemy’s unsuccessful attempts to convert the FAB-500 bombs into the equivalent of the US JDAM-ER precision-guided, GPS-guided missiles.
The bomb fell on a housing estate in Donetsk because a Russian plane, which did not want to approach airspace controlled by Ukrainian air defense forces, probably dropped its payload too early, the center said.
The portal reminded that this is not the first such event, as in the previous months the aggressor’s aerial bombs had mistakenly dropped on civilian objects in the eastern and central parts of Donetsk.
Donetsk, one of Ukraine’s largest cities, has been under Russian occupation since 2014, when Moscow-backed separatists proclaimed a puppet, Kremlin-controlled Donetsk People’s Republic. At the end of September last year Vladimir Putinviolating international law, announced its annexation to Russia Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhia and Kherson regions. The decision of the Russian authorities was preceded by falsified, illegal referendums in those regions of Ukraine, partly occupied by the invader’s army.
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