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Russian media: MH17 was shot down by Ukrainian army; their target was Putin’s plane

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUMalaysian Airlines passenger aircraft was shot down over Donetsk, Ukraine by a missile, as concluded by the United States. Russian media, on the other hand, state that there had allegedly been sightings of a Ukrainian military jet that fired missiles.

One surface radar system had registered a surface-to-air missile that followed the airliner before it crashed. Another radar had registered a heat spike the moment the plane was shot down. American authorities currently analyse the missile’s trajectory in order to tell from where it was fired, as reported by lsm.lv with reference to CNN.

Meanwhile, all statements and photos regarding Buk surface-to-air missile launchers have been hastily erased from Twitter account of Pro-Russian militants in Donetsk.

RIA Novosti reports witnesses had seen a military fighter jet in the skies prior to the catastrophe. It had allegedly fired several missiles.

Interfax reports that the leader of the self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Donetsk Aleksandr Boroday has called this catastrophe a provocation set up by the Ukrainian Army. He claims separatists do not have any missile launchers that are capable of shooting down aircraft at this kind of altitude. Separatists have told Russian media that the Ukrainian army is responsible for this disaster.

Interfax also reports that the Russian Rosaviatsia has stated – the Malaysian passenger aircraft was shot down by the Ukrainian army, and Vladimir Putin’s plane was possibly its original target.

Pro-Russian militants in Ukraine have reported that they have located the black box of the Malaysian passenger plane.

One British pilot has told BBC that MH17 was a regular flight between Europe and Asia, and any armed forces in the region had to know that there are passenger aircraft in their airspace.

Ukrainian officials have reported that national armed forces have not fired at any targets in the sky this Thursday. They say MH17 was shot down using Buk surface-to-air missile launcher, which have been supplied to Pro-Russian militants by Moscow.

In his conversation with Dutch Prime Minister, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko asked Dutch experts to begin an investigation. «I would like to draw your attention to the fact that we do not call this an incident or catastrophe. It was an act of terror,» – said Poroshenko.

After the MH17 catastrophe, many global airlines, including Lufthansa, Air France, KLM, Air India, Aeroflot and Turkish Airlines have discontinued all flights above Ukraine. Airlines plan to change flight routes in order to avoid Ukraine.

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  1. mike walsh says:

    A very good report midst much hysteria and propaganda

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  2. Brian says:

    Anything coming from Russia is a lie and propaganda.

    Terrorists and murderers. Nothing has changed.

    Maybe this will be enough for NATO, the EU and the UN to take action.

    Crimea invaded. Terrorists in eastern Ukraine supplied with weapons, food and medical needs. And now this.

    The “black box” being given by the terrorists to Moscow, so an independent analysis can not be made.

    Enough is enough.

    So Russia says they didn’t have anything to do with this either. That does not make it a good report. Russia has said they didn’t invade and occupy the Baltics either.

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    • mike walsh says:

      With a mindSET like that you would never be allowed in any debating chamber. Butt out while you are behind.

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    • Bret says:

      Using words propaganda in the message usually good example of propaganda ;) With the ability to analyze information from a few independent sources the conclusion will be quite opposite.

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