BBC and others covered ‘Russian’ strike in Kostiantynivka that killed 17 and wounded over 30 more – but few have covered revelation that it was yet another Ukrainian missile
Earlier this month the world and UK media were full of reports of the ‘Russian’ missile strike on a market in the Ukrainian town of Kostiantynivka that killed at least seventeen people and wounded over thirty more – the BBC carried at least three separate reports on its news site:
However, new evidence uncovered by the New York Times strongly suggests that the missile was in fact fired by Ukrainian forces
However, while media in other countries have carried news of the new information to correct the record, the UK media have been almost silent – only the Guardian, of the UK’s ‘MSM’, has mentioned it, while a Google search reveals not one correction or piece of coverage by the BBC:
Evidence includes video showing the missile arriving from the direction of Ukrainian-held territory, as well as findings by bomb-disposal experts that missile fragments came from a Ukrainian 9M38 and not from a Russian model.
This is not the first time that western media and Ukrainian spokespersons have blamed Russia for Ukrainian missile strikes. NATO eventually admitted that a missile that killed two Polish civilians had been fired by Ukraine – and Ukraine’s continued denial led to a NATO diplomat labelling the Ukrainian government ‘ridiculous’ and accusing it of ‘openly lying’.
Similarly, UK reports of a bucket of pulled teeth being evidence of Russian torture were discredited when German media found out that the teeth belonged to the village’s Ukrainian dentist, part of a collection saved by him for financial purposes from over thirty years of dentistry. Unlike their German counterparts, UK media did not correct their initial reports of a ‘Russian’ atrocity.
The UK media are colluding in the propagandisation of the British public to support war.
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