MH17 investigators say phone taps reveal Russian political ties

MH17 investigators say phone taps reveal Russian political ties

Investigators have released a series of phone intercepts which they said revealed Moscow’s influence over pro-Russian rebels accused of downing Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine five years ago. MH17 was shot over territory held by pro-Russian separatists. Investigators said the pro-Russian rebels had been in closer contact with authorities in Moscow than previously assumed.

Petri Fide
Petri Fide 3 months

I thought it was always assumed the Russian troops were standing next to the separatist when they shot down the plane. How else would the Russian crews so quickly have had a chance to hide the evidence and driven the launch vehicle back to Russia.

Vytautas 3 months

And so happens they found this 20 years after event.

Michael Hedderson
Michael Hedderson 3 months

At least when the American military shot down an Iranian airliner over the Gulf in 1988 and when the Soviets shot down a Korean airliner in 1983 they put their hands up pretty fast and came clean they had made a terrible mistake. Putin has no such qualms. Says it all.

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