Investigation Moves To Debunk NYT Claims Over Bucha Satellite Timeline
By sweN TR
Turkish outlet Aydinlik has published an investigation using the SunCalc program to reportedly debunk the New York Times’ report – which has been used to push accusations of atrocities in the Ukrainian city on to Moscow.
Here’s what the probe found:
- NYT claims Maxar satellite images were taken March 9-11, but Maxar’s satellites were covering a different region on those dates
- Image from March 19 was March 31 – due to evidence of a downpour that happened on the latter date
- Investigators have apparently proven that another image allegedly taken on February 28, showing bodies on streets, was in fact from April 1, as shadows and SunCalc’s tech allow them to pinpoint the actual date and time
- Russian troops left Bucha on March 30, confirmed by mayor on March 31 – however, there were no reports of bodies until April 3