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A Ukrainian military pilot blamed by Russia over the 2014 downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 has killed himself, Ukrainian media report, quoting police.
Reports say Voloshyn shot himself at home in Mykolaiv, near the Black Sea.
Ukraine described him as a war hero.
He had flown 33 combat missions in a low-flying Su-25 ground attack jet against Russian-backed separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine, and had been granted a medal for bravery.
Recently the 29-year-old had been in charge of the Mykolaiv airport, after resigning from the air force.
originally posted by: Vector99
a reply to: MindBodySpiritComplex
Ukrainian separatists in Eastern Ukraine used a Russian supplied BUK anti-aircraft missile and messed up.
That IS the real story.
originally posted by: Xcalibur254
a reply to: DerBeobachter
Why would he shoot down any aircraft when the separatists didn't have any? Why would he shoot down an aircraft that was going West to East?
The only ones telling the story that it was a Ukrainian pilot are the Russians and they have provided nothing to back those claims up.