MH-17 investigation: Russian Defence Ministry presents new data proving the previous ones were a fake

19:21 Sep. 26, 2016

Russian Defence Ministry presents new data proving the previous ones were a fake

people pray for the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 at a church in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. July 18th, 2014 (AP Photo)

Russia shows "suddenly found" radar photos, claiming Ukraine was hiding some important evidence from the investigators

Russian company Almaz-Antey, that produces Buk complexes (like the one involved in MH17 crush), provided raw radio-location images. They are supposed to prove that the plane was controlled by Ukrainian dispatchers and the catastrophe was their fault. The images were given to the Ministry of Defence, but not to the international commission. Now Moscow claims that Ukraine was hiding the fact that its air defence system was responsible for the Boeing. 

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Meanwhile, the international research team Bellingcat reminded us that on July 21st, 2014, Russia showed absolutely different images:

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The sudden "find" refutes the previous statements of Russia. Thus, the Russian Defence Ministry presented to the world a series of clearly fabricated evidence and claims, even the Russian Defence Ministry's own evidence proves that is the case.

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In two days, on September 28, the international investigation group will reveal the results of their work. It will  decisively name the weapon, used to down the plane, and point the exact place of a rocket launch. Investigators will not blame anyone of the tragedy. The International сriminal сourt should decide on who's guilty and what the punishment shall be.

Read more "From day one Dutch government assumed Russian separatists were behind MH17 disaster" 

Last year, Russia as a permanent member of Security Council to the UN vetoed the criminal court launch. In 2016, Ukraine asked once more to conduct a full and open international investigation and bring to justice everyone involved. 

Read more Five nations reiterate commitment to bring to justice those responsible for MH17 downing

The Malaysia Airlines MH-17 flight was downed on July 17th, 2014 near Torez in Donetsk region. The plane was heading from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. All 298 people on board died. According to the previous investigation, the plane was mistakenly shot down by pro-Russian insurgents using a Buk surface-to-air missile (SA-11) fired from the territory which they controlled.

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