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Russia isn’t to blame for MH17, because “They say it wasn’t them” – Trump


The U.S. President Donald Trump doesn’t believe in investigation evidences that Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down by a Russian-made rocket and warhead, according to CNN.

On Tuesday report from Dutch investigators is said that Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down in 2014 by a Russian-made rocket. The U.S. government assesses that the several points of available evidence all point to Russia. The U.S. President Donald Trump was asked what he would do as president to hold Russia accountable.


See also: Short summary of MH17 crash investigation. Video and animation how “Buk” systems shot down Boeing MH-17

Though the U.S. President doesn’t believe there is enough evidence to blame pro-Russian separatists for downing of a commercial airliner over Ukraine and said that Russia denied facts:

“They say it wasn’t them”, stated the U.S. President Donald Trump.

“It may have been their weapon, but they didn’t use it, they didn’t fire it, they even said the other side fired it to blame them. I mean to be honest with you, you’ll probably never know for sure,” said Donald Trump.

“That’s a horrible thing that happened,” he said. “It’s disgusting and disgraceful but Putin and Russia say they didn’t do it, the other side said they did, no one really knows who did it, probably Putin knows who did it. Possibly it was Russia but they are totally denying it.”

U.S. intelligence determined with confidence soon after the attack that a Russian-supplied missile brought the jet down from territory controlled by pro-Russian separatists. U.S. intelligence continues to stand by that assessment. Also there are facts that pro-Russian separatists were behind the explosion and could not have operated the Russian missile system without Russian training.

“I think it is horrible,” Trump said of the incident. “But they’re saying it wasn’t them. The other side says it is them. And we’re going to go through that arguing for probably for 50 years and nobody is ever going to know. Probably was Russia.”

The U.S. President Donald Trump said that it’s time to turn the page.

“It’s a long ways away. We have to get back to making America great again,” he said. “It’s terrible, but we really probably won’t know for sure. And you’ll probably never find out. There are only a few people that know. And you know one of them could be (Russian President Vladimir) Putin, frankly, and we know one thing: He’s not going to be talking about it.”

Russian participants in the Dutch investigation have denied there is conclusive evidence about the origin of the missile. Dutch investigators cannot reveal the surnames of criminals, it should be done by the international tribunal. Russia had vetoed the establishment of such a tribunal by the U.N. Security Council in July 2016.

The Boeing 777 of Malaysia Airlines civil flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down by the Russian Buk missile complex on July 17, 2014, over the territory of Donetsk region, controlled by Russian militants. Passengers of the flight were citizens of 10 countries. All 298 people on board were killed in a crash.


See also: Bellingcat: Russia army commander liable for sending Buk to Donbas

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