East StratCom disinformation claim:

The MH17 was guided by the UA air traffic controllers above Donbas. The Ukrainians didn’t provide their radar data, and the Russian ones don’t contain any sign of a missile, however because of the limited reach of the radar, it should still be possible that the Boeing was shot down by UA fighter planes that might have been approaching from the west. The claims by the Dutch investigators on the fatal cause of the disaster being surface-to-air rocket is therefore false. The truth will never be known, and that’s because the US and its puppet Ukraine are concealing crucial information. The allegations of Russian involvement in the disaster are made up only to punish Russia for the annexation of Crimea.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 28. September 2016

Debunk claim:

In a notorious tactic, the article tries to present one of the “alternative” versions made up by pro-Kremlin media to distort the objective facts pointing to Russian involvement: http://us11.campaign-archive1.com/?u=cd23226ada1699a77000eb60b&id=3020e3d627

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http:, wwweuropeanvalues net/kremlinwatch/ in Disinformation Review issue 42. The item is located at row number 34 in the report.

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