Two weeks after the Kostiantynivka market massacre in Ukraine, where a rocket killed at least 17 people and injured 30 others, a New York Times investigation points the finger of responsibility at Kiev.
While after the attack, President Volodymyr Zelensky did not hesitate to accuse the Kremlin of this inhumane act, some details raised doubts that in reality the missile that fell in the area was not Russian, but Ukrainian.
And now an investigation by the New York Times seems to confirm this hypothesis, raising serious doubts about Russian responsibility.
According to the newspaper, in fact, the Kostiantynivka massacre was the result of a tragic mistake on the part of the Ukrainian armed forces.
“First of all”, states the “New York Times”, “the missile came from the north-west, that is, from an area controlled not by the Russians, but by the Ukrainians, and it has been proven that the anti-aircraft missiles were launched in that area”.
Second, the extent and spread of damage caused by the missile does not appear to be consistent with the weapons systems used by the Russians.
And to support the thesis, the newspaper reports how the Ukrainian authorities initially tried to prevent its journalists from entering the area of the massacre. But in the end the envoys managed to gain access and collect the fragments of the rocket.