US says HIMARS were not used in Yelenovka attack – Politico – Ukraine news, Politics

American-made HIMARS rocket launchers were not used in the attack on the pre-trial detention center in Yelenovka. This is reported Politico referring to an American official who wished to remain anonymous.

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“We know that Ukraine did not attack the building with HIMARS because the building does not have the signs that it would have if it had been hit with HIMARS,” one of the officials said.

While one official refrained from saying that Ukraine was not responsible for the attack, another official said there was evidence to suggest that the attack was not carried out by Kyiv. Satellite Photo objects, published by Maxar Technologies on July 30, show damage to only the part of the pre-trial detention center that housed Ukrainian prisoners, with no collateral damage to surrounding buildings.

  • An explosion occurred in the prisoner of war camp in Yelenovka, as a result of which, according to data Office of the Prosecutor General, about 40 Ukrainian soldiers were killed, another 130 were injured. The Russians accused Ukraine of shelling the colony. Ukraine claims that it did not hit Yelenovka, and the explosion was the work of the invaders themselves.
  • By data SBU, the Russians could have staged a terrorist attack by detonating explosives planted in the premises of the colony.
  • At the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense reportedthat the massacre of Ukrainian prisoners of war was carried out by Wagner PMC mercenaries on the personal command of the Russian oligarch Yevgeny Prigozhin.
  • Acting Commander of the Azov Regiment, Major Nikita Nadtochiy declaredthat “Azov” regards the explosion in Yelenovka as an act of public execution, and assured that Russian dictator Vladimir Putin would also be executed.
  • Today Prosecutor General Andrey Kostin declaredthat the preliminary conclusions of a number of international experts indicate that the massacre of Ukrainian prisoners of war in Yelenovka was carried out with the use of thermobaric weapons.

Vadim Rebrina

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