Russia Proves Ukraine Responsible for Downing MH17

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by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.orgHome – Stephen Lendman)

Neither Russia or Donbass freedom fighters had anything to do with downing Malaysian Airlines MH17 on July 17, 2014 in eastern Ukraine airspace. No credible evidence suggests it.

The incident occurred months after the Obama regime’s February 2014 coup d’etat, replacing democracy in the country with Nazi-infested, pro-Western fascist tyranny.

US-installed putschists in Kiev were responsible for the high crime, almost certainly orchestrated by the Obama regime, likely in cahoots with Britain.

Moscow was denied involvement in the so-called Joint Investigation Team (JIT), comprised of the Netherlands, Belgium, Australia, Malaysia and Ukraine.

Its mandate all along was not to let clear evidence interfere with its intention to blame Russia (and perhaps Donbass freedom fighters) for what they had nothing to do with, Washington pulling the strings secretly.

The Big Lie about MH 17 persists. The JIT falsely claimed a Russian responsibility for a BUK missile downing the aircraft.

At the time, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte lied, saying “the finger points to one specific country. We are holding Russia responsible” for what happened.

Trump regime State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert disgracefully said “(i)t is time for Russia to acknowledge its role in the shooting down of MH-17 and to cease its callous disinformation campaign.”

Then-Russophobe UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson shamefully said “(t)he Russian government must now answer for its actions in relation to the downing of MH17,” adding:

“This is an egregious example of the Kremlin’s disregard for innocent life” – a flagrant perversion of truth.

When asked if Russia was responsible for downing MH17, Putin minced no words saying: “Of course not!”

On Monday, Russia’s Defense Ministry revealed new details about the incident – uncovered by the nation’s investigative committee experts, information suppressed by JIT Russophobes.

Serial numbers on fragments of the missile responsible for downing MH17 showed it was manufactured by Soviet Russia in 1986, shipped to Ukraine and owned by its authorities when it was a USSR republic. 

Video footage released by Kiev, allegedly showing the BUK-M1 missile transported from Russia to Ukraine ahead of the July 2014 incident, was fake, Russian investigators explained.

An audio recording of radio communications at the time of the incident showed Kiev’s involvement in what happened.

Claims by JIT investigators and Kiev separately that a secretly delivered Russian missile launcher was used were falsified.

Russian Investigative Committee spokeswoman Svetlana Petrenko said the following:

“A large amount of work has been done to obtain the necessary information. Recently obtained information has been handed over to the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office to be forwarded to the Netherlands in accordance with international agreements,” adding:

“We are confident that the information provided by Russia gives a good reason to reconsider the tragedy and groundless (JIT accusations) against Russia.”

Indisputable evidence absolving the Kremlin isn’t good enough when US-led dark forces want it falsely blamed for what happened.

What possible benefit could Russia have gotten from downing MH17, harming the Skripals, attempting to meddle in US elections, waging aggression in Ukraine, and other incidents it had nothing to do with, no evidence proving otherwise?

Washington and its imperial partners benefit greatly from false accusations against the Kremlin, a pretext for imposing (illegal) sanctions and other toughness together with its Russophobic allies.

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Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.