A Google search for “Who Shot Down Malaysian Airlines 17?” elicits a plethora of innocuous-sounding Kremlin sites (Globalnews, Express, Storyleak) claiming that either a Ukrainian fighter or a Ukrainian missile shot down MH17 to cast blame on Russia. Western media, in contrast, still write in cautious tones. After all, they say, the matter is under investigation. BBC cautions that getting to the truth is a “Herculean task” and that “alternative scenarios” must be disproved. The New York Times leads with the headline “Little Certainty 1 Year after Airliner Shot Down in
Ukraine.” Such hemming and hawing
raises the doubts for which Russian propaganda strives.
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