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Australian and Dutch investigators examine a piece of debris of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 plane. Photo: EPA

Russia demands publication of recordings from downed flight MH17

The data from the black boxes should be published, says Russia's deputy defence minister, saying the 'Boeing catastrophe throws up more and more questions'

The Telegraph
By Reuters
30 August 2014

Russia is demanding to know why international investigators have yet to publish the black box data from a Malaysian airliner that was shot down over eastern Ukraine in July, a deputy defence minister said in an interview published on Saturday.

Moscow blames Ukraine for the disaster, in which all 298 passengers and crew were killed. In a version of events widely believed in the West, Ukraine says the Boeing 777 was shot down by pro-Russian separatists with a surface-to-air missile.

"The Boeing catastrophe throws up more and more questions. But lately not many people are talking about this," Anatoly Antonov, deputy defence minister, told RIA news agency.

"Why have the data still not been published about the conversations between the air traffic controllers and the pilots of the Boeing? Why haven't the data been presented from the international investigation of the black boxes? Who doesn't want this to happen?"

The interview marked the latest example of Moscow's attempts to go on the media offensive at a time when it faces intense international pressure over mounting evidence of its military support for the rebels, something it continues to deny.

The Netherlands, which had 195 nationals on board the flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, is leading the international investigation into the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

The July 17 incident stirred international outrage, which only increased when rebel fighters impeded investigators' access to the bodies and wreckage.

Mr Antonov said Russia had established that a Ukrainian Su-25 military aircraft was in the vicinity of the Malaysian airliner.

"Where is the transcript of the recordings of conversations between the pilot of this plane and his command? How did a military aircraft come to be alongside a civilian one?

"If people are saying today that a rocket was fired from the ground towards that military plane, then I'd like to look that military pilot in the eye who used a civilian plane as cover, if of course that's what happened," Mr Antonov said.

His comments appeared to allow for the possibility that rebels might have downed the airliner in a failed attempt to hit a Ukrainian military plane, although he said these were only "working versions" of what may have happened.

Mr Antonov said his ministry was pressing for answers about the tragedy from the United States, Ukraine and European countries.

He reiterated Russia's denials of military intervention in Ukraine: "When people say today that Russia has launched aggression or war against Ukraine, that is all nonsense."



  1. Clearly who is the aggressor? Who benefits from accusing Russia? Who wants war? Who has departed from trading in US dollars?

    Russia must insist on the release of the investigation on the grounds that the finger pointing will stop once it is made clear what actually happened...without this hard, concrete evidence everything is just "hearsay."

  2. What about the results of the post-mortems of the bodies of the victims, and DNA analysis? Eye witnesses said many bodies were already badly decomposed, drained of blood or filled with embalming fluid. Did any match the passengers of WH370 which could have been sealed in cargo pods on MH17?

    1. Those investigators owe it to the world to release the results of the investigation and the transcript from the black box...I have been watching a show called the "Left Overs" where thousands of people just vanished and the ones that were left were left in the latest episode, the people who know where the missing people are loaded up a truck and had an accident on a highway...the cargo in the truck was the dead bodies of those missing wrapped in white sheets...this episode on cable tv remind me of the bodies described from MH17 which were described as already dead before the crash, no blood or fluids, etc...

      What they won't do to try to fool us is unthinkable!

      Any aggression against Russia must be demonstrated against while demanding the release of the passenger's manifesto, the black box, and the bodies, and the investigation results... this should have been performed by an independent investigation...


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