News Corp: Ukraine used terrorist missiles in market slaughter

Damning evidence has emerged confirming the Russian military used outlawed flechettes – tiny steel nails with barbed tail fins deemed illegal by the Internat­ional Criminal Court – in its ­attack against civilians at a Ukrainian market that claimed 18 lives and left 55 people injured.

The Australian has obtained photographs and video from inside Ukraine showing the shocking impact of the flechettes, which had been placed inside missiles used by Russia in its September 6 attack on the busy market in the city of Kostyantynivka.

The images were obtained by Adelaide cardiothoracic surgeon Dr Craig Jurisevic, who has spent more than six months in Ukraine training medicos and defence personnel in conflict zone ­trauma surgery and operating on wounded soldiers and civilians.

The New York Times, this morning: Evidence Suggests Ukrainian Missile Caused Market Tragedy.

The Sept. 6 missile strike on Kostiantynivka in eastern Ukraine was one of the deadliest in the country in months, killing at least 15 civilians and injuring more than 30 others. The weapon’s payload of metal fragments struck a market, piercing windows and walls and wounding some victims beyond recognition.

Less than two hours later, President Volodymyr Zelensky blamed Russian “terrorists” for the attack, and many media outlets followed suit…

But evidence collected and analyzed by The New York Times, including missile fragments, satellite imagery, witness accounts and social media posts, strongly suggests the catastrophic strike was the result of an errant Ukrainian air defense missile fired by a Buk launch system.

The attack appears to have been a tragic mishap.

Columnist David Penberthy’s “exclusive” was far too good to check. He presented as “evidence” the suspicious claims of a doctor who happens to be lobbying the Albanese government for armoured ambulances and more Bushmasters on behalf of Ukraine. But Penberthy’s embarrassing baloney is still valuable as journalism – albeit accidentally. It exposes President Zelensky as a liar, a hypocrite and a war criminal. How, after all, is what his “errant” Buk did any different to what Mr Putin’s did to MH17? Who will “shirtfront” the Ukrainian president for massacring civilians with a nail bomb? Certainly not The Australian. This ignominy confirms the national daily will publish even the most fantastic Ukrainian lies to sandbag the neocon narrative.

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13 Responses to News Corp: Ukraine used terrorist missiles in market slaughter

  1. NFA says:

    Not forgetting the Russian, Russian, Russian missile fired from Western Ukraine that killed 2 people, last I heard, in Poland!

    And Zelensky is in NY for a UN meeting on the same day that their Australian UN sycophants will sign the WHO Pandemic regime into ‘treaty’!

    The UN’s New Political Declaration on Pandemics

  2. dover_beach says:


  3. C.L. says:

    Ukraine tries to gaslight its way out of nail-bombing civilians:

    Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak said the circumstances were being studied by law enforcement agencies and that “the legal truth will be established”.


    He added that the publication of foreign media reports raising “doubts about Russia’s involvement in the attack… entails the growth of conspiracy theories” and would require examination by the investigative authorities.

  4. Entropy says:

    What that last paragraph means CL is that the Ukraine government will turn its investigative authorities on to who leaked the information it was a Buk missile.

  5. NFA says:

    Ukraine (junta) are the good guys!

    Send more Bushmasters and cardboard airplanes.

    Where is Australia getting the cardboard from? I hope its not “the amazon forest” because if it is the supply should be stopped now and Australia sued in the World Environmental Criminal Court (WECCas).

  6. Lee says:

    Greg Sheridan and Andrew Bolt are unavailable for comment.

  7. Boxcar says:

    Penberthy is an A grade gaslighter.
    In any given week it is so easy to absolutely agree or disagree with his column.
    Maybe it just changes with the Advertising revenue.

  8. Rabz says:

    So has “Penbo” been sacked yet?

    His fact free “reporting” in this instance is beyond parody.

  9. Perfidious Albino says:

    Is the world going to be shocked if it turns out down the track it wasn’t a Russian Buk missile that took out the Malaysian airliner?

  10. Fat Tony says:

    Is the world going to be shocked if it turns out down the track it wasn’t a Russian Buk missile that took out the Malaysian airliner?

    Don’t know about the rest of the world, but I won’t be surprised – never thought it was the Russians

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