About this agency Associated Press said an American official familiar with the intelligence data.
According to him, US intelligence officials have determined that Russia is trying to plant false evidence to show that Ukrainian troops were allegedly responsible for the July 29 attack on Yelenovskaya colony No. 120, which killed 53 people and wounded dozens.
Russia claims that the Ukrainian military used US-provided HIMARS multiple rocket launchers for shelling in Yelenovka in the occupied territory of Donetsk region. In turn, the Ukrainian military denies any rocket or artillery strikes on Yelenovka.
The official, who was not authorized to comment publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity, said classified intelligence data shows that “the Russians may even plant ammunition (shrapnel – ed.) from HIMARS highly mobile medium-range artillery missile systems as ‘proof’ that in The attack allegedly used systems provided by the United States to Ukraine.”
It is believed that Russia will take such measures, as it expects independent investigators and journalists to eventually gain access to Yelenovka, the official added.
Earlier Wednesday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres announced the establishment of a fact-finding mission in response to requests from Russia and Ukraine to investigate a murder in the colony. He told reporters that he did not have the authority to conduct criminal investigations, but he did have the authority to conduct fact-finding missions.
As reported, on July 29, Russian propaganda media reported that as a result of an alleged strike by ZSU on a penal colony in the occupied Yelenovka, Volnovakha district, Donetsk region, where Ukrainian prisoners of war were kept, 53 people were killed and 75 were injured.
AT The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine indicatedthat the artillery shelling of the colony in the occupied Yelenovka was carried out by the troops of the Russian Federation in order to hide the torture and execution of Ukrainian prisoners of war held there, and by statements that the colony was shelled by the Ukrainian Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Russian occupiers are trying to accuse Ukraine of committing “war crimes”.
human rights defenders declaredthat the death of several dozen Ukrainian prisoners of war, who are being held by Russian invaders on the territory of the Yelenovskaya correctional colony No. 120, occurred due to an internal explosion, and not due to shelling, since there was no sound of an arrival characteristic of it.
According to the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, the death of Ukrainian soldiers as a result of explosions in Yelenovskaya colony No. 120 occurred as a result of a terrorist attack, which was carried out by mercenaries from the PMC “Wagner” (League) at the command of its owner Yevgeny Prigozhin. This decision was not agreed with the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation and was intended to hide evidence of the theft of funds allocated by the Russian Federation for the maintenance of Ukrainian prisoners of war.
Maxar satellite photos prove that the massacre of Ukrainian prisoners of war in occupied Yelenovka in the Donetsk region made by the Russiansbecause they show that the barracks in the colony where the Ukrainians were kept were blown up from the inside.
The Russian occupants did not satisfy the requests of the ICRC representatives for access to the place of death of Ukrainian prisoners of war in Yelenovskaya colony No. 120 in the occupied territory of the Donetsk region.
At 4 am on February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a “special military operation” in the occupied Donbas. Russia launched missile strikes on the territory of Ukraine and launched a direct full-scale invasion in four directions. The armed forces of Ukraine are rebuffing the enemy, the blitzkrieg plan – to capture Kyiv in two or three days – failed, the Russian army retreated from the capital. The Russian military commits thousands of war crimes and crimes against humanity throughout Ukraine.
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