The Dutch-Australian led Joint Investigations Team (JIT) suddenly accused three Russians and a Ukrainian of playing a significant role in the downing of MH-17 over Ukraine in 2014.
Russia regrets the “absolutely baseless” accusations made by the JIT into the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH-17, which now even says the Russian military was involved in the incident?
The JIT said the individuals, who were fighting on the side of the forces in eastern Ukraine, received a Buk surface-to-air missile from Russia, possibly provided by the Russian military.
On top of that, the allegations were not backed up by reliable evidence and followed a “not quite coherent” line of argument. At the same time, JIT still opts to ignore information provided by Moscow.
That includes declassification of military data on the Buk missile, publication of radar data and an experiment conducted to show the exact effect that the projectile has on a plane cockpit.
Since day one after the tragedy Russia was most interested in establishing the truth and willing to cooperate with the investigation,” the ministry said.
That includes declassification of sensitive military data on the Buk missile, radar data and “documents” proving the projectile that downed the passenger jet was a Ukrainian one.
The foreign ministry noted that while Russia was only given a secondary role in the investigation, Kiev enjoyed full membership. That allowed Ukraine “to fabricate evidence” and ditch any responsibility for not closing its airspace.
The decision to keep the airspace open was criticized by the 2015 report of the Dutch Safety Board (which led the technical part of the probe into the crash). Dutch journalists criticize MH-17 probe results after finding ‘many pieces’ still at crash site?
RT. com / ABC Flash Point News 2019.