21:17 GMT +318 October 2019
Listen Live
    Local workers transport a piece of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 wreckage at the site of the plane crash near the village of Hrabove (Grabovo) in Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine November 20, 2014.

    West Exploits MH17 Crash to Fuel Conflict in Ukraine – German Politician

    © REUTERS / Antonio Bronic
    Europe
    Get short URL
    MH17 Crash Investigation (252)
    198
    Subscribe

    Scarcely had the plane crashed, when the US already knew who the scapegoat was, Willy Wimmer said.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The West is taking advantage of the deadly MH17 plane crash to fuel the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine, a former state secretary in the German Defense Ministry told Sputnik Germany.

    On July 17, 2014, Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed in Ukraine's eastern region of Donetsk en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, killing all 298 people on board.

    The Ukrainian government and the West blame eastern Ukrainian militia for the incident, while the independence supporters say they do not have weapons capable of bringing down a plane flying at over 30,000 feet.

    “It is widely felt in our circles that the MH17 crash in Ukraine is used to implement harsh measures against all the Russian-speaking communities, not only against Russia, and to find a pretext for continuing the conflict… Scarcely had the plane fallen to the ground, when Washington already knew who was to blame for the crash,” Willy Wimmer said.

    The Western stance on the catastrophe causes great “indignation,” Wimmer said, stressing that attempts to use the crash to fuel the conflict in Ukraine are inhumane and “heinous.”

    The official international investigation into the MH17 crash is currently underway. According to the Dutch Safety Board’s preliminary report, the plane broke up in mid-air after being hit by a number of high-energy objects that penetrated the plane from the outside. A final report is due in October.

    Topic:
    MH17 Crash Investigation (252)

    Related:

    Classifying Results of MH17 Crash Probe Unacceptable for Victims – Lawyer
    US Intelligence Veterans Demand Straight Answers From Obama on MH17
    Kiev Acts to Classify MH17 Probe Report Points to Continuing US Cover-Up
    Kiev Secrecy on Report Boosts Suspicions Ukraine Shot Down MH17
    Tags:
    MH17 Crash, Ukrainian crisis, Willy Wimmer, United States, Germany, Donbass, Ukraine
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik