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The US has evidence of Kyiv’s responsibility for the crash of MH17 in 2014

Summary of Disinformation

The US has evidence of Kyiv’s responsibility for the crash of MH17 flight in 2014. The US has photos and even a recording of a rocket’s contrail coming from the Ukrainian launcher.

Riafan.ru, dnr-pravda.ru
Riafan.ru, dnr-pravda.ru

No evidence given. This claim is a part of a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative on Flight MH17

The Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team has concluded that flight MH17 was shot down on 17 July 2014 by a missile of the 9M38 series, launched by a BUK-TELAR, from farmland in the vicinity of Pervomaiskyi. At that time, the area was controlled by pro-Russian fighters. The BUK-TELAR was brought in from the territory of the Russian Federation and subsequently, after having shot down flight MH17, was taken back to the Russian Federation.

Since July 2014, Russian authorities have been conducting a disinformation campaign together with the media they directly and indirectly control with the aim to cover up the truth about who shot down Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine. See here for more information.

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Reported in: Issue 153
Date: 04.06.2019
Language: Russian Ukrainian
Country: Russia, Ukraine, US, The Netherlands
Keywords: Ukraine, Eastern Ukraine, Donbas, MH17
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Riafan.ru, dnr-pravda.ru
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