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

Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 00:58

Russian state-controlled TV has broadcast photographs which it said supported Moscow's theory that Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a Ukrainian fighter jet. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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Russian state-controlled TV has aired photographs purportedly showing a fighter jet firing a missile at a passenger plane over eastern Ukraine. Channel One said the images supported Moscow's theory that Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a Ukrainian fighter jet. ...A crash that killed all 298 people on board. But the Ukrainian National Defense council says the photos are forgeries. (SOUNDBITE) (Ukrainian) UKRAINIAN NATIONAL DEFENSE AND SECURITY COUNCIL SPOKESMAN, VOLODYMYR POLEVOY, SAYING: "...This fake was debunked within 30 minutes. It turned out to be a very crude falsification." The finger pointing hasn't stopped since July's crash -- with Moscow and Ukraine blaming each other for destroying the plane. The photographs were published on the eve of a G20 summit where Russian President Vladimir Putin faced strong criticism from Western leaders for Moscow's actions in Ukraine.

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

Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 00:58