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Accusations against Russia of its involvement in the crash of flight MH17 are absurd

Summary of Disinformation

The charges against Russia made by the Joint Investigation Team on the results of the investigation into the crash of the Malaysian Airlines airliner flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur are absurd. This is part of the information war launched against Russia in 2014. The tactics of this information war are another information dump, without proven facts.


Another narrative about conspiracy theories against Russia and the non-involvement of the Russian military in the crash of the Boeing MH17.

In the Netherlands, on 19th June 2019, the Joint Investigation Team presented new findings of their investigation into the crash of the Malaysian Airlines' Boeing-777 in the sky over the Donbas in 2014.  The suspects are three Russians: Igor Girkin, Sergey Dubinsky, Oleg Pulatov and a citizen of Ukraine, Leonid Kharchenko. According to international investigators, all the suspects at the time of the MH17 disaster were in the east of Ukraine, where they could play an important role in the tragedy. The same names were revealed during an investigation by the independent group Bellingcat.

The Security Service of Ukraine also announced its suspicions about the case. The international trial of the accused will begin in March 2020 in The Hague.

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Reported in: Issue 155
Date: 19.06.2019
Language: Russian
Country: Russia, Ukraine, The Netherlands
Keywords: War crimes, Donbas, MH17
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Vremya Pokazhet @Channel One TV, (time 00:35)
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