Update Fall of the meteorite on the Ural Mountains

"According to preliminary assessment, it is not a space object created by technology and classified as thermogenic meteorite that flew about 30 kilometers per second at low altitude," reads a statement released today by Roscosmos.

"Similar objects accidentally enter the atmosphere and is a little predictable phenomenon," stresses the Roscosmos.

The Defense Ministry of Russia has also confirmed this information.

The populist leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky had accused the U.S. of "having experienced a new kind of weapon in the territory of Russia."

The fall of the meteorite, which broke up upon entering the atmosphere and hit six cities of the Ural Mountains, according to the latest data from the Ministry for Emergency Situations of Russia, led 474 injured, 14 of whom had to be hospitalized.

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