New Image Claims to Show Ukrainian Fighter Jet Shooting Down MH17
EDITOR’S NOTE: This image is highly contested and may be photoshopped according to multiple analysts
by PAUL JOSEPH WATSON
A television news channel in Russia has released an image of what it claims shows a Ukrainian fighter jet shooting a missile towards Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
The satellite image, which is also being circulated by the Russian Union of Engineers, emerged just hours before world leaders are set to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin on the fate of MH17 at the G20 summit in Brisbane.
The image was reportedly obtained from a US or British satellite, the TV station claimed.
However, skeptics soon took to Twitter to claim that the image showed a geographical area 50km away from where MH17 was shot down.
The blame game over who was responsible for the downing of the airliner has raged for almost four months, with Kiev and its western allies claiming Russian-backed rebels were responsible for the incident, while Moscow has repeatedly pointed to evidence of Ukrainian fighter jets having been in the vicinity to claim that Kiev shot down the plane.
The Ukrainian government previously presented what it claimed was proof that Russian-backed rebels used a ground-based missile system to down the airliner, but the image later turned out to have been hastily cropped from a popular video game.
Watch the video above to see the satellite image.