American experts confirm Russian responsibility for Olenivka explosion
Russian forces are responsible for the killing of 53 Ukrainian prisoners of war in an explosion at the prison in Olenivka, Donetsk region on July 28.
This is reported by the Institute for the Study of War (ISW).
Satellite and other images show that only one building was damaged in the attack, the walls of that building were not destroyed, and there were no shell craters left around, strongly suggesting that the destruction of the prison was the result of an incendiary planted inside, or explosive substance.
One US official told Politico that there was evidence that the attack was not carried out by Kyiv. Had Ukraine used something other than HIMARS to strike, the attack would almost certainly have left collateral damage around the site, including sinkholes and other damaged buildings.
Given the US assessment that HIMARS were not used in the attack, ISW believes that Russia bears full responsibility for this attack on Ukrainian POWs.