Russia blames Ukraine Shot Down Malaysian MH17 Flight That Killed 298 passengers
Shailesh Kumar, National Defence
New Delhi, 18 September 2018
In fresh video evidence released for publicity, the Russia Government denied any involvement in the crash of Malaysian Flight MH 17. Defense Ministry spokesman Maj Gen Igor Konashenkov during a press conference in Moscow said on Monday that the missile that shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 17, killing all 298 people on board, came from the arsenals of the Ukrainian army, not from Russia. The Russian investigators thoroughly investigated the serial number and presented documentary evidences to nail down the blame on Ukrain after the study of declassified archives at the research center near Moscow that produced the Buk missiles. Earlier, the Dutch investigators has displayed parts of the missile and their serial numbers. The chief of Missile and Artillery Directorate at Russian MoD confirmed that Russian archives shown that the missile that was made of these parts was transported to a military unit in western Ukraine in 1986, and to Russia’s knowledge never left Ukraine.
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Shailesh Kumar is an independent journalist with over 17 years of experience in crime, political and defence reporting for leading media brands including Star News, India TV and NewsX. He is the founder editor of defence and security news portal, National Defence.