MOSCOW, November 10 (Sputnik) — Berlin believes mass media's interpretation of Germany's report on the Malaysian Boeing crash in eastern Ukraine is incomplete and taken out of context, a diplomatic note sent to the Russian Embassy in Berlin said Monday.
"The interpretations in the press of a report by the president of the [German] Federal Investigative Service to the parliament committee on control of the special service's activity dated October 8 of this year is incomplete and arbitrarily taken out of context," the diplomatic note reads.
In mid-October, Der Spiegel reported that Germany's foreign intelligence service (BND) found that some of the evidence on the Boeing crash provided by Kiev was "manipulated."
BND president Gerhard Schindler also claimed his agency had found that Donbas militia had been responsible for shooting down the Malaysian Boeing using the Buk missile system, Der Spiegel reported. No official evidence proving this claim has been made publicly available.
Russian Defense Ministry public council member Igor Korotchenko commented on information stating that the West and German intelligence in particular was denying the fact that flight MH17 had been shot down by Ukrainian military for "political reasons." He explained that operating the Buk missile system requires years of study and practice.
On July 17, a Malaysia Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in Ukraine's eastern region of Donetsk, killing all 298 people on board. Kiev accused independence supporters in eastern Ukraine of shooting the plane down but has not provided any evidence to support its claim.
A preliminary report issued by the Dutch Safety Board early in September suggested that the aircraft broke up in the air probably as the result of structural damage caused by a large number of high-energy objects that penetrated the aircraft from the outside. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated that the report did not address Russia's concerns.