Adviser to the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Mykhailo Podoliak commented on the investigation carried out by the journalists of the “New York Times” into the attack on the town of Kostiantinovka, Donetsk region, reports UNIAN.
According to him, the appearance in foreign publications of publications questioning Russia’s links to the Kostiantynovka attack contributes to the spread of conspiracy theories. It must therefore also be legally assessed by the competent authorities.
“The public will certainly have an answer to the question of what really happened at Kostiantinovka. As in thousands of other cases of Russian attacks on our country during an unprovoked war,” writes Mr. Podoliaks on the Telegram channel.
Ukrainian officials, he said, are “thoroughly and thoroughly” investigating each incident, recording and documenting Russian war crimes. The circumstances of the Kostiantynovkai attack are also under investigation.
“In all cases, the legal truth will be established,” he stressed.
Mr Podoliaks also urged people not to forget that Russia began to invade Ukraine and was responsible for starting the war. Russia constantly carries out massive rocket, bomb and drone attacks against civilian infrastructure and civilians, while Ukraine only carries out defensive actions, defending itself and its territories.
As previously reported, The New York Times announced its investigation into the September 6 attack on Kostiantynovka, which claimed the lives of 16 civilians. Journalists published a publication claiming that this tragedy was not the result of Russian bombing. According to them, it was an “accident” after the fall of a Ukrainian missile.
Representatives of the Strategic Communications Council of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that the attack on Kostiantynovka was being investigated under Article 438 of the Criminal Code. “Violation of the laws and customs of war.” Until the investigation is completed, in accordance with the law, it is prohibited and inappropriate to comment on the details of the incident. In addition, Ukrainian officials are confident that Russian propagandists would definitely use comments or assumptions on this issue.
Source: The Delfi