Russian TV claims it has photo of downing of MH17

2014-11-15 20:18
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Moscow - Russian state television has released a satellite photograph that it claims shows that a Ukrainian fighter jet shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. However, commentators have dismissed the photo as a fake.

All 298 people aboard the Boeing 777 were killed when it was shot down 17 July over a rebel-held area of Ukraine. Ukraine and the West have blamed the attack on Russia-backed rebels.

The photo released Friday by Russia's Channel One and Rossiya TV stations purportedly shows a Ukrainian fighter plane firing an air-to-air missile in the direction of the MH17. The channels said they received the photo in an e-mail.

Several bloggers said the photograph is a forgery, citing a cloud pattern to prove the photo dates back to 2012 and several other details that seem incongruous.

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