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Russian TV channel says photos show MH17 shot down by fighter jet

All 298 People Aboard The Boeing 777 Were Killed When It Was Shot Down July 17 Over A Rebel-held Area Of Ukraine. Ukraine And The West Have Blamed The Attack On Russia-backed Rebels.

PTI | Updated on: 16 Nov 2014, 09:56:32 AM


Russian state television has released a satellite photograph that it claims shows that a Ukrainian fighter jet shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. However, commentators have dismissed the photo as a fake.

All 298 people aboard the Boeing 777 were killed when it was shot down July 17 over a rebel-held area of Ukraine.  Ukraine and the West have blamed the attack on Russia-backed rebels.

The photo released yesterday by Russia’s Channel One and Rossiya TV stations purportedly shows a Ukrainian fighter plane firing an air-to-air missile in the direction of the MH17.

The channels said they received the photo in an email.  Several bloggers said the photograph is a forgery, citing a cloud pattern to prove the photo dates back to 2012 and several other details that seem incongruous.

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First Published : 16 Nov 2014, 09:55:00 AM