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originally posted by: TKDRL
a reply to: Zaphod58
A plane, following a straight path, would be a sitting duck. All you gotta do is lead it, and let it move right into your path of fire. Even if the pilots happened to notice, no way a jetliner is going to have the reactionary nimbleness to avoid all the shots.
The Russian military detected a Ukrainian SU-25 fighter jet gaining height towards the MH17 Boeing on the day of the catastrophe. Kiev must explain why the military jet was tracking the passenger airplane, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
“A Ukraine Air Force military jet was detected gaining height, it’s distance from the Malaysian Boeing was 3 to 5km,” said the head of the Main Operations Directorate of the HQ of Russia’s military forces, Lieutenant-General Andrey Kartopolov speaking at a media conference in Moscow on Monday.
“[We] would like to get an explanation as to why the military jet was flying along a civil aviation corridor at almost the same time and at the same level as a passenger plane,” he stated.
“The SU-25 fighter jet can gain an altitude of 10km, according to its specification,” he added. “It’s equipped with air-to-air R-60 missiles that can hit a target at a distance up to 12km, up to 5km for sure.”
“An altitude gain was detected for a Ukrainian combat jet, supposedly a Su-25, flying at a distance of 3-5 kilometers [1.8-3.1 miles] from the Boeing,” Lt. Gen. Andrei Kartapolov, the head of the Main Operations Directorate of the HQ of Russia’s military forces, told a media conference in Moscow.
The presence of the Ukrainian combat jet can be confirmed by video shots made by the Rostov monitoring center, Kartopolov stated.
originally posted by: Xcathdra
and rebel sources stated on social media they had BUK's and shot the aircraft down.
Secondly the SU 27 does not fit into the umpteenth theory Russia has put forward, where they identified the aircraft as an SU 25. I guess its possible Russia could change their evidence over to SU 27 since the SU 25 is not capable of doing whats being claimed, let alone causing the damage with the air to air missiles it carries.
The op source is interesting. If people research the name of the person who wrote the article you will find over 300 articles that are less than west friendly while making claims that are supported by make believe.
Props to the op for trying to bury the source under a link that appears legitimate.
Anderwelt Online - Peter Haisenko bio
Link is German so you will need a translator program.