Former Chief of Staff of Air Defense of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Lieutenant General Alexander Maslov, is convinced that the Ukrainian authorities conceal the records of talks of their flight control officers with the crew of the Malaysian Boeing that crashed near Russia's borders in Ukraine.
"The records of the talks between the officers, the plane crew and the crews of air defense systems are highly important. The Ukrainian military have all those records, this is absolutely for sure as the work of the missile system has not changed since Soviet times and has always worked like a clock," he told reporters on Thursday, July 24.
Maslov claims that "Ukraine is hiding in behind the walls of the Security Bureau, which confirms that the situation is developing according to the scenario of 2001, when Ukraine accidentally shot down a Russian airliner over the Black Sea during military drills," RIA Novosti reports.
"Why doesn't anyone, but Russia, demand this evidence should be unveiled immediately? This is strange," Alexander Maslov concluded.
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