A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 passenger plane was shot down over the Donetsk region of Ukraine on late July 17 killing all 298 people aboard, including 85 children and 15 members of the crew. The plane was on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. Right after the tragedy the Kiev rulers accused the Donetsk People’s Republic self-defense forces of perpetrating the crime. In return the Republic’s leaders reasonably noted they possessed no weapons systems capable of hitting an aircraft at such altitude.
The OSCE scouts immediately moved to the place. They always pay increased interest to what is happening at the Russia-Ukraine border while ostentatiously ignoring the barbarian strikes against the populated areas of Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (just before the Boing event over 40 people died in Lugansk, there was no mourning ceremony in the United Nations and the heads of multiple international organizations never pronounced touching harangues on the occasion).
Lugansk, July 18
Hasty attempts of Kiev to avoid responsibility don’t look so effective as expected. It all looks more like an outright PR campaign with the use of bloodshed and human tragedy for selfish purposes. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Moscow would insist on impartial and independent investigation being ready to offer any aid and cooperation that may be needed for the purpose. From the very start the inquiry is accompanied by vibrant propaganda campaign launched by the US and other Western leaders. During the Friday emergency session of the United Nations Security Council America’s United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power made scandalous attacks against the Novorossiya self-defense forces and Russia. US President Barack Obama made a special statement. His groundless accusations are impossible to construe in any other way than outright political pressure exerted to make the would-be inquiry make the needed conclusion.
The already available facts related to the tragedy clearly tell that no matter what the results of international inquiry may be, the perpetrators are Kiev rulers. According to international civil aviation organization rules, it was Kiev who had to provide safety guarantees in its airspace (especially as it insists the territories of Donetsk and Lugansk regions are under its control) and prevent escalation of combat in the air during the so-called anti-terrorist operation. The excessive use of military power against civilians in the east gave rise to intensification of combat actions.
There are videoclips to be used as evidence that Buk air defense systems (Moscow had stated the systems were operational and deployed to the south of Donetsk) of the Ukrainian armed forces were installed in the area to be brought into operational mode. The probability of dereliction of duty by Ukrainian personnel is a possible option.
The country’s Air Force and aid defense units have been brought into combat ready condition recently. The professional skills of some Ukrainian experts are not up to par, to put it mildly. There are also at least two factors that tell that the tragedy had been conscientiously prepared by Kiev (under the US guidance) in advance in order to stage a purposeful provocation.
First, the Malaysian Boing was made fly over the airspace of the Donetsk People’s Republic on purpose, the route correction and dropping altitude testify to the fact. The fiddling with the route makes remember the provocation with the South Korean Boing that violated the Soviet airspace in 1983.
Second, the Boing was guided only by Ukrainian controllers based in Kiev and Dnepropetrovsk. As a result the route was changed moving it to the north. The information on the plane’s route change is available in all open sources, something that has never been refused or negated by anybody.
Changed route, July 14
Changed route, July 15
Changed route, July 16
Changed route, July 17
At the moment the aircraft was hit the flight was fully supervised by Ukrainian controllers.
The inciting activities of the US in Ukraine and around it is an open secret. We’re in for a large-scale propaganda campaign to discredit Russia and its clearly defined consistent policy targeted at finding a political settlement to the Ukraine’s crisis. The statement of the s-called Prosecutor General of Ukraine Vitaliy Yarema said the self-defense units had no Buk, S-3—and S-400 aid defense systems in the inventory. It serves as a pretext for directly attacking Russia.
The planned criminal activities of Kiev and its supporters could hardly be concealed, no matter how hard they try to cover it and what hysterical acts may be staged. Kiev will have to give reasonable replies to the questions. For instance why Ukrainian Buk air defense systems were combat ready and why the Boing deviated from the route previously planned. Giving impartial answers would hurt Ukraine’s stance giving away the destructive nature of Kiev authorities with dozens of foreigners – from the Netherlands to Malaysia – becoming its victims. At the same time to conduct thorough investigation one has to visit «problematic» Ukrainian military units and inspect the weapons (including the most contemporary ones) supplied to the Kiev regime.
The main mission of those who strive for independence and impartial investigation is prevention of the attempts to be undertaken by the Kiev government and their sponsors to let it all «slide away».