Zakharova Comments on Bellingcat’s Publications on Alleged Russian Involvement in MH17 Incident


Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ

11th March, 2016


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The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, has commented on the falsified evidence presented by British organization Bellingcat, on the alleged involvement of the Russian authorities in the crash of flight MH17.

“It puzzles the Russian side how the media of the Netherlands, including those close to the government, are spreading disinformation from the British organization Bellingcat about the involvement of the Russian leadership in the destruction of flight MH17 in July 2014 in the sky above Donbass. As evidence, some murky photos of unknown origin, duplicated links to recordings of some telephone conversations, and correspondence on social networks by unidentified persons were published on the page. Nothing new in Bellingcat’s methods: regarding Russia, they not only have always used such sources of information, but they themselves “cook” fake documents and release them,” said Zakharova.

“The Dutch media seems to have forgotten that six months ago Bellingcat had already been brought into the light by the magazine Der Spiegel. The German publishers were attracted by such a fake, and had to apologize in front of their own audience”, — noted the diplomat.

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