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ORIGINAL VIDEO DATED JULY 2nd 2013
But Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) says it can prove that a report on a TV station run by Russia's Defense Ministry, which claimed to show a Tochka-U missile strike, was actually old footage of a failed Russian Proton-M satellite launch in Kazakhstan.
The August 20 report on Zvezda, the Russian channel, shows footage it claims was shot in eastern Ukraine.
"The Ukrainian Army struck Makiyivka with a Tochka-U rocket," causing "destruction to the city," says the TV host as video of a flying object falling and exploding just beyond a high-rise plays in the background.
But the NSDC has produced a video rebuttal, which it says shows clearly that the Zvezda material is actually taken from the failed July 2013 launch in Kazakhstan of a $200 million Russian Proton-M rocket.
Comparing it with user-generated video of the 2013 crash, the NSDC highlights both the trajectory and the outline of the cloud of smoke following the explosion, proving, it says, that the events are the same.
Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council says a video claiming to show a Ukrainian Tochka-U rocket (left) is actually from a failed Russian Proton-M launch (right).