Ballistic Missile or Failed Space Launch?
Backers of pro-Russian separatists have recently accused Ukraine's armed forces of using powerful ballistic missiles against civilian populations in eastern Ukraine. 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. Source: http://www.rferl.org/content/ukraine-unspun-russian-rocket-explosion/26545241.html