The Russian military used 3M14 Kalibr surface-to-surface attack cruise missiles to attack Kharkiv, said Christo Grozev, executive director of investigative journalism website Bellingcat.
“We have enhanced the CCTV images from the moment the missile hit the cultural/administrative building in Kharkiv. It fits the count and size of 3M54-1 Kalibr [3M14 Kalibr]. Obviously, Ukraine has no such missiles,” Grozev said.
The 3M14 Kalibr is a Russian land-attack cruise missile, also known as the Klub (Club), which has an estimated range of 1,500 to 2,500 kilometers and has become a mainstay in the country’s ground attack capabilities. Russian Navy.
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Ukrainian authorities said Russian missile strikes hit central Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city, including the regional government building at Freedom Square.
We have enhanced CCTV images from the moment the missile hit the cultural/administrative building in Kharkiv. It matches the count and size of 3M54-1 Kalibr. Apparently, Ukraine has no such missiles. https://t.co/cQVPmgDvVt pic.twitter.com/MG82sZ4PTz
– Christo Grozev (@christogrozev) March 2, 2022
Local authorities said at least 10 people were killed and 35 others were injured.
The attack came as the President of Ukraine accused Russia of committing war crimes.
Despite ample evidence of an indiscriminate bombardment of the city, Russia continues to deny its military is attacking civilian targets.