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KIEV, Ukraine — As news broke of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 being downed in eastern Ukraine, the separatist’s shadowy commander with a pencil mustache issued a dark warning on social media.
Through his VK.com account, Russia’s version of Facebook, the self-proclaimed defense minister of the Donetsk People’s Republic, Igor Girkin — who goes by the nom de guerre Igor Strelkov — boasted about shooting down a plane.
"We did warn you — do not fly in our sky," he wrote.
Thinking it was a Ukrainian transport plane, Strelkov added that “a plane has just been downed somewhere around Torez, it lays there behind the 'Progress' mine,” referring to the mining town of some 80,000 people.
“And here is the video proving another 'bird' falling down,” he continued. “The bird went down behind a slagheap, not in a residential district. So no peaceful people were injured,” Strelkov wrote, adding that there is also information about a Ukrainian military plane shot down.
However, Strelkov deleted the post when he found out it was actually a commercial jetliner carrying 295 innocent people — not a military aircraft.
originally posted by: gladtobehere
a reply to: nighthawk1954
Regardless of what this guy posted on the "Russian equivalent of facebook", I am more inclined to believe that it was the new EU/NATO/US installed government.
This new government is merciless.
Wasnt that long ago when the EU backed protests forced the previous government to step down. That government was not violent.
This new Western backed regime has a bloodlust thats off the charts.
originally posted by: Agent_USA_Supporter
a reply to: charles1952
So according to you and John McCain and Westren News Media IT WAS RUSSIA There for Russia Will Must Pay in Blood, I welcome to any War Hawks to lead that charge.