- Russia added Ukraine to the list of possible perpetrators that helped attack its military bases in Syria with a swarm of drones.
- Russia said that the drones required sophisticated engineering and targeting help that originated outside of Syria.
- Every analyst and expert that Business Insider spoke with questioned Russia’s claims — and some flat out called them false.
Russia hinted on Thursday that Ukraine manufactured the explosives used in an attempted drone attack on its military bases in Syria, following claims linking Turkey and the US to the attack.
“Preliminary research has shown that PETN was used as a base for an explosive substance used in that ammo, which is more powerful than hexogen. The specified explosive is produced in a number of countries, including at Ukraine’s Shostka Chemical Reagents Plant,” Major General Alexander Novikov said in a Russian Ministry of Defense release.
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