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Could Pro-Russian Separatists Have Shot Down the Malaysian Airliner?
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What Is The Buk SAM System, Why Is It Important, And Do Ukraine's Separatists Have One?

There are some reports that Col. Igor Strelkov, commander of the pro-Russian separatists in the self-proclaimed "Donetsk People's Republic," is taking credit for downing a second Ukrainian airplane today, not realizing that in fact it was the Malaysian airliner.

The Interpreter has translated the dispatch from Strelkov's VKontakte page today:

"In the area of Torez, we have just shot down an AN-26 airplane, it is scattered about somewhere by the Progress coal mine.

We warned them - don't fly 'in our sky.'

Here is a video confirmation of the latest 'bird drop.'

The bird fell beyond the pit refuse heap, it did not damage the residential sector.

Civilians were not hurt.

There is also information about a second downed airplane, apparently an SU."

 Strelkov also posts two videos with his dispatch:


The page in VKontakte has now been removed, but we saved a screen capture:

Strelkov-Dispatch.jpg