Bellingcat proves launch of Grad rockets from Russian territory

Bellingcat proves launch of Grad rockets from Russian territory

The Bellingcat international team of investigative journalists has established facts of use of Grad multiple launch rocket systems by the Russian side from its territory against Ukraine.

The head of the organization, Eliot Higgins, told this to German ARD TV channel.

"We investigated the attacks in Ukraine of the summer of 2014. Many facts argued that the attacks had been launched from the other side of the border, in Russia, but we did not have enough evidence," the blogger said.

Now, Higgins noted, evidence have been obtained based on the analysis of satellite data. Using the open Google programs, "one can see that the fields (in eastern Ukraine) have come under Grad fire, more than 300 attacks, since mid-July 2014,” he noted. The same maps show the multiple launch rocket systems hidden in shelters. Russian servicemen fired in at least five directions. There is video evidence in social networks, and it was possible to establish the exact places with the help of Google Maps. "Everything indicates that those were planned attacks," the journalist said, summing up.


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