Russia Questions Authenticity of Dutch MH17 Phone Intercepts

The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that the authenticity of phone intercepts which Dutch investigators said show Moscow’s influence over pro-Russian rebels accused of downing Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was not confirmed.

MH17 was shot out of the sky on July 17, 2014, over territory held by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine as it flew from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. All 298 passengers and crew died.

Dutch investigators released the phone intercepts earlier on Thursday.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told a news briefing in Moscow that the world was awash with what she called fake news, making it vital to test the authenticity of such recordings. 

(c) The Moscow Times

10 comments

  1. “Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told a news briefing in Moscow that the world was awash with what she called fake news, making it vital to test the authenticity of such recordings.”

    This is a pretty feeble response from the bike, and does she think the JIT would release such evidence if they didn’t verify it first? Just who would the bike want to test the authenticity, the biggest producers of fake news in the world today?

  2. It is always labeled as Fake News by the Kremlinals when they don’t agree with it. I seriously doubt the JIT would accept any evidence that wasn’t absolutely solid. They have been extremely diligent so far.

  3. Of course it has to be tested, but its a bit rich the moskali suggesting its fake, they manufacture more fake news than any other Country!

  4. Did any sane person expect any other response from the mafioso than the lame one given by this example?
    I didn’t think so…

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