ERR in Moscow: Russia Blaming MH17 Crash on Ukraine ({{commentsTotal}})

News
News

Estonian Public Broadcasting's man in Moscow says Russian President Vladimir Putin and the pro-Kremlin media are all pointing the finger at Ukraine.

Correspondent Anton Aleksejev told ETV on Friday that Russian media has put forward two scenarios for the events, in which the first was that a young Ukrainian government soldier unknowingly pressed a button to fire the missile, with the Russian media saying the Ukrainian defense ministry had promised to send anti-air missiles to the area in case of an attack by Russian aircraft.

The second possibility for the shooting down of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 being put forward by Russian official circles was that Ukrainian forces were aiming at Putin's plane, which was scheduled to fly over the area at the same time.

“Putin immediately uttered a very strange sentence that whatever actually happened, Ukraine is to be blamed as it happened in its airspace,” Aleksejev said.



{{c.alias}}
{{c.createdMoment}}
{{c.body}}
{{cc.alias}}
{{cc.createdMoment}}
+{{cc.replyToName}} {{cc.body}}
No comments yet.
Logged in as {{user.alias}}. Log out
Login failed

Register user/reset password

Name needs to be fewer than 32 characters long
Comment needs to be fewer than 600 characters long
{{comment.captcha.word.answer}}

news.err.ee

Opinion
Lotman: Security academy would be crucial Estonian identity point in Narva

In an opinion piece published by Eesti Päevaleht, Tallinn University professor Mihhail Lotman found it important to overcome the mental barrier separating Ida-Viru County from the rest of Estonia.

Ermamaa: The fine art of passing the buck

Admit nothing, blame everyone: those most closely involved in the Ermamaa case don’t need arguments, writes ERR News editor Dario Cavegn.

About us

Staff & contacts | Comments rules

Would you like to contribute an article, a feature, or an opinion piece?

Let us know: news@err.ee