Tag: Malaysian airliner

Novaya Gazeta Editor: Boroday Called Moscow Press About Downing of Civilian Airliner

August 13, 2014

In a 7 August radio interview with Karina Orlova of the program “Separate Opinion” on Ekho Moskvy, Dmitry Muratov, editor of Novaya Gazeta, commented on the resignation of Aleksandr Boroday from the post of “prime minister” in the self-declared “Donetsk People’s Republic,” and discussed a persistent claim recently in independent media in Moscow: that Boroday […]

Russia This Week: Bolotnaya Defendants Udaltsov and Razvozzhayev Sentenced (21-25 July)

July 25, 2014

Updated Daily. Opposition leaders Sergei Udaltsov and Leonid Razvozzhayev in the long-running Bolotnaya Case were found guilty by a Moscow court of “inciting mass riots” in protests against President Vladimir Putin on 6 May 2012 and sentenced to 4.5 years forced labor. Russian and Ukrainian bloggers confirmed the sighting of the Buk anti-aircraft missile system. […]

Russian-Backed Separatist Leader Khodakovsky Changes His Story to Reuters — or Does He?

July 24, 2014

UPDATED: This article was updated on 24 July at 1447 GMT to add the information from Reuters’ audio tape, below. The question of whether or not Russian-backed separatist fighters in southeastern Ukraine possessed a Buk anti-aircraft system at all, or whether they may have used it to shoot down the Malaysian airliner MH17, has become […]

Was Col. Strelkov’s Dispatch About a Downed “Ukrainian Plane” Authentic?

July 18, 2014

When regular watchers of the news from the self-proclaimed “Donetsk People’s Republic” saw the latest dispatch on 17 July from Col. Igor Strelkov, the self-appointed “Defense Minister” of the DPR, they realized that the pro-Russian separatists didn’t know yet what had happened. Donetsk commander Strelkov, longtime Russian agent, claimed credit today for shooting plane he […]