As President Putin was trying to lay out his opinion on the MH17 tragedy in Ukraine that the Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team (JIT) blamed on Russia, Wolf couldn’t help but constantly interrupt him in a bid to clarify his stance on the matter. At one point, the Russian president asked the interviewer to be patient and let him finish before asking any further questions, quickly switching to German to convey his message.
“Let me finish, for God’s sake. Seien Sie so nett, lassen Sie mich etwas sagen. [Please be so kind as to let me say something]” the president chuckled.
«Дайте мне сказать, в конце концов»: Австрийский журналист Армин Вольф 11 раз перебил Путина за полтора часа интервью, побив достижение Мегин Келли pic.twitter.com/g94NrZJlSz— Дмитрий Смирнов (@dimsmirnov175) 5 июня 2018 г.
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In May, the Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team said it had concluded that the Buk missile system allegedly used to down the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in 2014 had belonged to the Russian Armed Forces.
Moscow strongly rejects the accusations, with the Russian Foreign Ministry dismissing them as one-sided and unfounded.