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Pro-Russian Militant Bragged About Shooting Down A Plane Moments Before MH-17 Crashed

Shortly before reports began to surface that a Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 had been shot down in Eastern Ukraine along the border of Russia, pro-Russian separatist leader Igor Girkin posted on his VKontakte page (think Facebook) that they had shot down an aircraft.

“In the vicinity of Torez, we just downed a plane, an AN-26. It is lying somewhere in the Progress Mine. We have issued warnings not to fly in our airspace. We have video confirming. The bird fell on a waste heap. Residential areas were not hit. Civilians were not injured,” he wrote.


The claim was posted at 5:50 Moscow time, just before the Malaysian civilian aircraft crashed. A Ukrainian Interior Minister said that MH-17 had been downed by a surface-to-air missile. Two-hundred ninety-five people perished in the crash.

Andrei Purgin, the first vice premier of the unrecognized Donetsk People’s Republic, told Interfax the separatists do not have weapons that could shoot down a plane flying at an altitude of 10,000 meters. 

Video has surfaced that reportedly shows the moment the plane crashed:

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  • Valk-Orion Yoder

    Sounds like the Pro-Russia separatists just screwed up, or the Fascist Nazi regime we are backing just tried to up the anty.

  • Mistress Time

    Did this guy ever ask himself, “What will Putin Say?”

  • Bignevermo

    oh my…

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