SSU receives new evidence of Russian missile strike on Okhmatdyt

SSU receives new evidence of Russian missile strike on Okhmatdyt

The Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) has found new evidence confirming that Russia struck the Okhmatdyt children's hospital in Kyiv with an X-101 missile on 8 July.

According to Ukrinform, this was reported by the SSU press service.

"In particular, a fragment of an X-101 cruise missile engine was found at the site of the tragedy. In addition, SSU investigators found a fragment of the X-101 wing deployment mechanism; a fragment of the X-101 jamming unit; the middle part of the X-101 cruise missile body (pictured under the rubble); the tail section fairing and a fragment of the X-101 cruise missile hydraulic unit; fragments of the engine cowling of the X-101 cruise missile with the display of the inventory (inside) and serial numbers (outside), photos of which we officially published yesterday," the statement said.

As noted, the experts' conclusions are unequivocal - it was a targeted attack by the Russians. This is also evidenced not only by the missile wreckage found at the site of the strike, but also by the analysis of flight path data, the nature of the damage caused, as well as a large number of video and photo materials.

"The nature of the destruction (the two-storey hospital building was completely destroyed, the surrounding buildings were heavily damaged), which is typical of an X-101 warhead (400 kg), confirms the targeted missile strike by the Russian Federation. The destruction could in no way have been caused by the NASAMS system, whose warheads are about 20 times less powerful; the proportions, shape and size of the missile, which is recorded in the publicly available video, fully correspond to the X-101 missile and, conversely, are not typical of MANPADS, including the NASAMS system," the SBU said.

It is reported that attempts by Russian propagandists to compare the missile in the video, which hits the hospital several hundred metres away, with the size of the building in the foreground is a cynical and senseless manipulation, as the missile's flight path fully corresponds to the characteristics of the X-101 (climb, or "slide", before attacking the target, and attack at an angle of approximately 60 degrees); the attack on the Okhmatdyt children's hospital was carried out by an X-101 air-launched missile, as recorded by objective radar monitoring.

"This retaliation will be both legal and moral. A terrorist state is not an abstract concept. There are specific names of the killers. And nothing will save them from justice," said SSU Head Vasyl Malyuk.

Read also: Missile attack on Kyiv: 27 killed, number of injured grows to 117

As Ukrinform reported earlier, Kyiv, Dnipro, Kryvyi Rih, Kramatorsk and Sloviansk were hit by a massive Russian missile attack on 8 July. More than 40 missiles of various types were fired. Residential buildings, infrastructure and a children's hospital were damaged.

In particular, one of the missiles hit the building of the Okhmatdyt children's hospital. During the Russian strike, 627 children were in Okhmatdyt, eight of them were injured and two adults died. 94 patients were transported to other hospitals.

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