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Russia: JIT's videos on Moscow's involvement in MH17 downing 'falsified' - MoD05:07

Russia: JIT's videos on Moscow's involvement in MH17 downing 'falsified' - MoD

Russian Federation, Moscow
September 17, 2018 at 15:12 GMT +00:00 · Published

Videos used by Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team (JIT) as proof of Russia's involvement in the downing of the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 flight in eastern Ukraine in July 2014 were manipulated,

Russian Ministry of Defence said in a press conference in Moscow, Monday.

According to the MoD, their analysis proves that the videos had been altered to place images of the Buk missile launcher into the footage, as they "were all filmed in different shooting conditions in the form of static images, and then edited and animated to create a falsified video."

Ukrainian Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak responded to the Russian MoD's report in a joint news conference with British Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson in Kiev, describing it as another attempt by Russia to undermine Ukrainian authority. In turn, Williamson called the report "another example of Russian disinformation."

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam when it was shot down in the skies over eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014. All 298 people on board were killed.

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Videos used by Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team (JIT) as proof of Russia's involvement in the downing of the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 flight in eastern Ukraine in July 2014 were manipulated,

Russian Ministry of Defence said in a press conference in Moscow, Monday.

According to the MoD, their analysis proves that the videos had been altered to place images of the Buk missile launcher into the footage, as they "were all filmed in different shooting conditions in the form of static images, and then edited and animated to create a falsified video."

Ukrainian Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak responded to the Russian MoD's report in a joint news conference with British Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson in Kiev, describing it as another attempt by Russia to undermine Ukrainian authority. In turn, Williamson called the report "another example of Russian disinformation."

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam when it was shot down in the skies over eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014. All 298 people on board were killed.

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