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North Korean ballistic missile probably fell near Kyiv, forming a huge crater. Photo

A missile from the DPRK probably fell near Kyiv

The North Korean KN-23 ballistic missile, which the occupiers launched at Ukraine during a missile attack on February 15, was probably shot down by air defense forces in the Kyiv region. It most likely fell near the village of Buda-Babynetska near Kyiv.

Bucha mayor Anatolii Fedoruk showed a huge crater from the missile on his Telegram channel. The footage was also published by the BBC and Reuters. The editor-in-chief of Defense Express portal Oleh Katkov noted that this crater could be from KN-23, Informator repots.

The crater at the site of the missile impact is about 10 meters wide and about 8 meters deep. All the trees within a radius of about 40 meters are burnt out.

North Korean ballistic missile probably fell near Kyiv, forming a huge crater. Photo

However, as Katkov explained, the size of the crater cannot be proof of the greater destructive power of DPRK missiles compared to Russian Kalibr. According to him, the size of the crater primarily depends on the soil.

North Korean ballistic missile probably fell near Kyiv, forming a huge crater. Photo
North Korean ballistic missile probably fell near Kyiv, forming a huge crater. Photo

"If the soil is sandy, the crater will be larger than in the case of rocky soil. It also depends on the explosion mechanism. If the warhead detonates after being buried in the ground, the crater will again be larger. There are many variables: even the temperature of the soil affects this," the expert said.

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