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– 10 questions Russia wants Ukraine to answer

Russia’s Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov (A still image from RT video)

Russia’s Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov (A still image from RT video)

Some Western states and Kiev rushed to find Russian involvement in the MH17 crash having no evidence to back their claims, Russia’s Deputy Defense Minister told RT. He invited Ukraine to answer 10 questions to prove their commitment to an impartial probe.

Speaking to RT, Russia’s Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov has criticized Western countries for jumping to conclusions just “24 hours after the crash” while there is no evidence.

“They try to show to the whole world that we are responsible for the crash. It is very strange that without any evidence my colleagues from western media would like to find somebody who is responsible for the crash,” Antonov said. “It seems to me that this is part of information warfare which has been started against the Russian Federation and armed forces.”

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Instead of using the incident as the pretext for groundlessly blaming one of the sides, the catastrophe over Ukrainian sky should be used as a possibility to restart cooperation to “prevent such tragedies in the future.”

“As for me, I don’t want to use this opportunity to blame anybody. I would just like to raise few questions for my colleagues from the armed forces of Ukraine,” Antonov said. “I hope they try to answer the questions, it will be a good opportunity for us to realize where we are, whether there is a possibility for us to restart cooperation and to find who is really responsible for the tragedy.”

“Answers for these questions could help us find an opportunity to prevent such tragedies in the future,” the Deputy Defense Minister said.

 

A picture taken on July 17, 2014 shows the wreckages of the malaysian airliner carrying 295 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after it crashed, near the town of Shaktarsk. (AFP Photo / Dominique Faget)

A picture taken on July 17, 2014 shows the wreckages of the malaysian airliner carrying 295 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after it crashed, near the town of Shaktarsk. (AFP Photo / Dominique Faget)

TEN QUESTIONS FOR THE UKRAINIAN AUTHORITIES

1. Immediately after the tragedy, the Ukrainian authorities, naturally, blamed it on the self-defense forces. What are these accusations based on?

2. Can Kiev explain in detail how it uses Buk missile launchers in the conflict zone? And why were these systems deployed there in the first place, seeing as the self-defense forces don’t have any planes?

3. Why are the Ukrainian authorities not doing anything to set up an international commission? When will such a commission begin its work?

4. Would the Ukrainian Armed Forces be willing to let international investigators see the inventory of their air-to-air and surface-to-air missiles, including those used in SAM launchers?

5. Will the international commission have access to tracking data from reliable sources regarding the movements of Ukrainian warplanes on the day of the tragedy?

6. Why did Ukrainian air traffic controllers allow the plane to deviate from the regular route to the north, towards “the anti-terrorist operation zone”?

7. Why was airspace over the warzone not closed for civilian flights, especially since the area was not entirely covered by radar navigation systems?

8. How can official Kiev comment on reports in the social media, allegedly by a Spanish air traffic controller who works in Ukraine, that there were two Ukrainian military planes flying alongside the Boeing 777 over Ukrainian territory?

9. Why did Ukraine’s Security Service start working with the recordings of communications between Ukrainian air traffic controllers and the Boeing crew and with the data storage systems from Ukrainian radars without waiting for international investigators?

10. What lessons has Ukraine learned from a similar incident in 2001, when a Russian Tu-154 crashed into the Black Sea? Back then, the Ukrainian authorities denied any involvement on the part of Ukraine’s Armed Forces until irrefutable evidence proved official Kiev to be guilty.

 

Comments (1697)

Doctor Tender 20.07.2014 17:25

This message board is surrealistic. Are you Russian supporters that stupid to believe the B.S. of maffia leader Putin ? By the way, I am counting on the Oligarch-maffia to put Putin back in his cage as all this is bad for business.

Inge Crutchfield 20.07.2014 13:07

When you take a look at the recording of ‘Bes’ and the other person – looking closer at the data – it is clear that this recording actually was posted one day prior to the plane crashing or being shut down.
Again – how is it that the supposedly recording between the rebel commanders was posted one day prior?
Clearly this is a set up; and why was this plane diverted from the original safer route and who authorized the re-route?
Until these questions are answered – they should stop accusing Russia and their involvement!

Tim PhazeFive 20.07.2014 11:21

Cui bono?
ICTS handled security at Schipol Airport. The company was founded by former agents of Israel’s Shin Bet intelligence agency.
The same company that serviced 3 of the 4 9/11 flights.

Wi th an orchestrated effort from Western Zionist controlled media to blame Russian rebel forces & even name Putin as the person responsible several days after the IMF challenging BRICS bank is founded & Israeli forces lead a ground invasion to commit genocide on the civillian population of Gaza.

The Kaula Lumpar War Crimes Tribunal finding Amos Yaron guilty of war crimes including genocide in 2013.

Sinisa 20.07.2014 10:44

McAlly 19.07.2014 22:28

Global research says the Spanish air controller was just a false (fake) sidetrack. Is it true ?

  

N o, the account seems to be legit. Actibe for a couple of years with more than 10k tweets and more than 12k followers. She sole fact that account has been suspended and that anyone who mentiones it is being hysterically attacked by Kiev is enough proof for me that it was real.

Tridentine 20.07.2014 09:48

I would highly recommend to anyone who feel they don’t understand what’s going on in Ukraine to check out this site and watch the documentary of what’s been happening there over the last several months. Also, take a look at Odessa Massacre video on what happened in Odessa on the 2d June.

http: //iouc. net/2014/07/04/iouc- full-ukraine-crisis- report-dec-2013-jul- 2014/

Arif 20.07.2014 09:24

Anthony 20.07.2014 08:17

My opinion Ukranian official government can be responsible for the crash. its a clear provocation to get more US support in order to lay down under EU as soon as possible for Kiev. Kiev also has BUK as well as Russia and its even easier for Kiev to move BUK to the zone of conflict, down the plane and move it again; why no one from Western officials question this?

  

Be cause they’re all in it. The morning papers callin Putin a terrorist.. pathetic to see how biased and how much of a lapdog these ministers are by jumping to conclusions that Russia was behind it.

Mark 20.07.2014 08:52

I love question 8, basically some guy made a comment about 2 planes, he claims to be an ATC and how do you respond to that. If that is how this works when will Putin respond to my comment.

So me of the others are reasonable in a transparent investigation. Can we count Russia’s inventory of missiles. and see their radar?

Yes he is right, the fact that the rebels have no planes is a pretty good indication that Ukraine forces did not fire on a plane the rebels could not have in an area the government does not control.

Th ere are investigators and reporters there being intimidated and obstructed by drunk Russians.

Зефир 20.07.2014 08:29

Conrad Jones 19.07.2014 18:20

Mr Obama is funded by Wall Street Banksters. He can’t move or say anything without their say so, so try and not be quite so harsh on someone who thought he could make a difference but found that he’s just not strong enough or that the people around him have been corrupted.

  

You can see it in his face.

Mike Boettger 20.07.2014 08:28

“Some Western states and Kiev rushed to find Russian involvement in the MH17 crash having no evidence to back their claims”

Meanwhile, Russian puppet masters and their representatives of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic rush to remove all evidence of their involvement in the crash.

As the International investigators are reluctantly permitted access to crash sites, why is there no evidence of missiles? Surely, if Ukraine did it, the puppet masters and their puppets would be more than happy to show the evidence instead of rushing to hide it away!!!

Anthony 20.07.2014 08:24

Mr, i think you should open an internet and see Russian TV there.! you will find plenty of comments from Russian officials and Mr. Putin on the situation and his opinion. don’t be so narrow minded by listening only BBC News channel where UK / US propaganda only.
Switch your brains and think why would this be beneficial to Russia? … and why would this be beneficial to Kiev? – Kiev wants US involvement in order to law down under EU and this provocation will help them to achieve it.
[quote name=’Srey Pov’ time=’20.07.2014 08:12′]Not many Pathetic RT trolls in the latest opinion here! Event

Зефир 20.07.2014 08:23

Srey Pov 20.07.2014 08:12

Not many Pathetic RT trolls in the latest opinion here! Event Bloody Putin seem to be quiet. A bad mad dog Putin is croll in the corner as the world pointing the finger at it sponsor weapon to Pro-Russian Rebel (Terriost Organisation). Truth will be truth! You see when an evil act to grab Crimea and continue kill both U the long, if you look back in their history.
Good luck Russian in your relationship around the world!

  

I see your ilk is out in force!

Зефир 20.07.2014 08:20

smithsonjames 19.07.2014 20:06

Please Obama arm Ukraine with best weapons USA has including heavy armor, aircraft and especially Frag Bombs. Time to kick a little Russian hind sight.

  

Another sick troll.

Anthony 20.07.2014 08:17

My opinion Ukranian official government can be responsible for the crash. its a clear provocation to get more US support in order to lay down under EU as soon as possible for Kiev.
– Kiev also has BUK as well as Russia and its even easier for Kiev to move BUK to the zone of conflict, down the plane and move it again; why no one from Western officials question this?