Russia to plant ‘evidence’ blaming West for Ukrainian prison camp rocket blast, US officials fear

Russia plans to plant ‘proof’ blaming the West for Ukrainian jail camp rocket blast, US officers concern

  • The Olenivka jail was destroyed in an assault on July 29 leaving 53 PoW lifeless
  • Russia is faking proof to say Ukraine is accountable, US intelligence claims
  • The jail was within the ‘Donetsk People’s Republic’ in occupied japanese Ukraine

Russia is working to faux proof to say Western rockets destroyed a jail housing Ukrainian prisoners of warfare, Washington warned yesterday.

US intelligence officers say Russia needs it to look that Ukrainian forces had been chargeable for the July 29 assault on Olenivka jail that left 53 lifeless.

Russia has stated Ukraine’s army used US rocket launchers to strike the jail within the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR).

The Ukrainian defence ministry claimed to have proof the DPR colluded with the Russian FSB and Moscow’s mercenary group, Wagner, to mine the barrack earlier than ‘utilizing a flammable substance, which led to the speedy unfold of fireplace within the room’.

A destroyed barrack at a prison in Olenivka, in the Donetsk People's Republic, an area controlled by Russian-backed separatist forces, eastern Ukraine, Friday on July 29

A destroyed barrack at a jail in Olenivka, within the Donetsk People’s Republic, an space managed by Russian-backed separatist forces, japanese Ukraine, Friday on July 29

Russia has said Ukraine's military used US rocket launchers to strike the prison in the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) but the Ukrainian defence ministry claimed the DPR colluded with Russia to destroy the barrack

Russia has stated Ukraine’s army used US rocket launchers to strike the jail within the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) however the Ukrainian defence ministry claimed the DPR colluded with Russia to destroy the barrack

Satellite image of the Olenivka prison in the Donetsk region of Ukraine on July 27

Satellite picture of the Olenivka jail within the Donetsk area of Ukraine on July 27

A US official stated Russia would possibly even plant ammunition from High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems as proof that the weapons offered by the US had been used, because it anticipates unbiased investigators and journalists ultimately having access to the Olenivka website.

Other Western officers yesterday stated the shortage of intensive harm, with bunk beds nonetheless left standing, wouldn’t have been seen had HIMARS been used.

Ukraine has successfully used HIMARS launchers, which hearth medium-range rockets and could be rapidly moved earlier than Russia can goal them with return hearth, and have been looking for extra launchers from the United States.

On Wednesday, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stated he’s appointing a fact-finding mission in response to requests from Russia and Ukraine to research the killings on the jail.

A woman with fake blood stains brandishes a paper reading 'Olenivka' during a protest of friends and relatives of Azov battalion servicemen ofOlenivka near Donetsk, in Kyiv on August 4, 2022

A lady with faux blood stains brandishes a paper studying ‘Olenivka’ throughout a protest in Ukraine’s capital Kyiv yesterday

The Ukrainian POWs held there included troops captured throughout the fall of Mariupol.

They spent months holed up with civilians on the large Azovstal metal mill within the southern port metropolis.

Their resistance throughout a relentless Russian bombardment turned a logo of Ukrainian defiance in opposition to Russia’s aggression.

More than 2,400 troopers from the Azov Regiment of the Ukrainian nationwide guard and different army items gave up their combat and surrendered underneath orders from Ukraine’s army in May.

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