Defense Ministry: no Russian air defense missile systems, including Buk, the border with Ukraine have never crossed
Official representative of Russian defense Ministry major General Igor Konashenkov said that the Russian anti-aircraft missile systems, including Buk, never crossed the border with Ukraine, and sources of report of the international investigation team on the cause of the crash Boeing in the Donbass, which should be different, called the Internet and intelligence agencies of Ukraine.
“No Russian anti-aircraft missile systems, including Buk, the Russian-Ukrainian border never crossed”, – Konashenkov was quoted by the Agency “Interfax”.
“All of the data, which were presented today at the briefing
the investigative team two main sources: Internet and security services
Ukraine. Therefore, the objectivity of this information, and hence
made on the basis of their conclusions, I can not doubt,” said
“For such serious conclusions, which were announced required
serious arguments and, most importantly, facts. On Monday, we
presented to the world public data of the Russian radars in the air
setting the day of the crash on 17 July 2014. This data does
impossible to refute – only to confirm the same data
air situation with Ukrainian radars”, – said Konashenkov.
However, he said that Moscow is mostly interested in the objective investigation: “We are very much interested in conducting an objective investigation and establishment of the true culprits of the disaster on 17 July 2014. And will continue to provide all the necessary assistance”.
The founder of the Bellingcat investigative journalism group of Eliot Higgins in an interview with radio “Liberty” said that the recent statement of the Ministry of defence that is located in the Rostov region “Utes-T” were not recorded closer to the plane of any air objects of the Eastern Donbass regions, refute their own previous statements: “First, because for them it was about the fact that five kilometers from Boeing was a Ukrainian fighter, it now appears that there are no objects in the air were not there. The Russians will do everything possible not to take responsibility for this disaster,” he said.
Meanwhile, the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov shortly before a report was made, called for the investigation of the circumstances of the crash to take into account all data, including information from the radar. These arguments are reiterated at a press conference on Wednesday, September 28, Deputy chief designer of the air route radar complex “Utes-T” Lianozovsky mechanical plant Victor Mescheryakov. “If the locator did not see the missile fired from the Snow in the direction of the plane, it was not. The missile was launched from a different direction,” he said.
From the published report showed that the plane was shot down from PKR “Beech”, delivered from Russia. The launch was carried out with agricultural fields near the village of Pervomayskaya, which was under the control of the separatists of the Donetsk people’s Republic.
The statement of the official representative of the Ministry of defense was published soon after the statement of the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, who called the findings of the international investigation team is biased and politically motivated.
Malaysian plane Boeing 777 flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in the Donetsk region of Ukraine on 17 July 2014. The victims of the crash were all 283 passengers and 15 crew members. Among the dead were citizens of ten countries, most of them – the citizens of the Netherlands.