More lies from Ukraine as it shells civilians, blames Russia

Maybe the last thing Americans want to hear is that their cash is used to slaughter Ukrainian civilians and line pockets of corrupt officials. But that is the truth, say nurses and doctors helping the civilian side in the Ukraine war zones.

By Melissa Hemingway in Ukraine and Micheal John in Toronto, Canada

“Civilians in the market, raised their heads to the sound of a [missile] flying from Druzhkivka. Then another missile hit not seen in the video below.”

6 September 2023 Konstantinovka

Another Ukrainian attack with missiles on civilians with 40 local casualties with number dead unknown on 6 September in Konstantinovka but later it was learned over 14 died with 30 injuries, many serious. Each side blames the other. But the missiles were a  pair of Ukrainian air defence weapons fired into the civilian center of the city.

Two hours after published the story, President Volodymyr Zelensky blamed Russian “terrorists” for the attack, and many media outlets followed.

Zelenskyy wrote the following message on his Telegram channel, while hosting Antony Blinken who was in Kiev to plan a massacre in Crimea. 

“When someone in the world still attempts to deal with anything Russian, it means turning a blind eye to this reality. The audacity of evil. The brazenness of wickedness. Utter inhumanity.
At this moment, the attack by Russian terrorists has killed 16 people in the city of Kostiantynivka, Donetsk region. A regular market. Shops. A pharmacy. People who did nothing wrong. Many wounded. Unfortunately, the number of casualties and the injured may rise. My condolences to all who have lost loved ones!

But the attack on Kostiantynivka was done by Ukrainians who say they made a mistake, some of whom are known to contacts within the RINJ Foundation’s humanitarian effort in that region and deeper inside Donbass.

Meanwhile, after nearly two weeks, the New York Times corrected its story.

“In the past three days since a team of NYT journalists explained the error, carefully protecting the Ukrainian side, Kiev slammed the publication horribly and either banned the journalists from Ukraine, or just said that in anger,” reported Melissa Hemingway from Kostiantynivka.