MOSCOW, September 9 (RIA Novosti) – Ukraine, Malaysia and the Netherlands could secretly agree not to reveal the facts about the mid-July crash of the Malaysian Boeing in eastern Ukraine, ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern told Rossiya-24 news channel on Tuesday.
In the interview, McGovern said that the United States and Russia know what in fact had happened, while Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and his advisers may not be aware of the details, and in particular, on the air defense system and SU-25 fighter jets in the crash area.
Citing a saying that the winner is the one who tells a lie first, McGovern reminded that US Secretary of State John Kerry accused Russia of its alleged role in the tragedy several days after the MH17 crash.
McGovern said the intelligence data on the MH17 crash provided by the US Department of State fail to prove anything and thus put US intelligence officials in an embarrassing situation.
Earlier on Tuesday, the panel of investigators revealed a preliminary report on the causes of the crash saying that the Malaysia Airlines Boeing-777 fell into pieces during flight after being hit by "a large number of high-energy objects."
The cause of the crash is still unclear. The Ukrainian government claims that independence supporters in the country’s eastern regions shot the plane down but it has not provided any evidence to support those claims. Local militia leaders insist that they do not have weapons that could’ve been capable of shooting the MH17 aircraft down.