In the law enforcement agencies of Ukraine there is a version that Boeing was shot down during an exercise
KIEV, July 25 – RIA Novosti. On the day of the disaster Malaysian airliner in Ukraine Ukrainian air defense units of the armed forces conducted training on working with the removal of the lock system of launching missiles, an emergency situation during it could be the cause of the tragedy with Boeing, told RIA Novosti source in one of law enforcement agencies in Ukraine.
Boeing, flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, crashed on July 17 in the Donetsk region. On board the ship were 298 people, all of them died. Kiev authorities blamed the crash militias, those said they did not have the means that could shoot down the plane at such a height. “July 17 commander 156th anti-aircraft missile regiment was ordered to carry out the training of combat crews to provide cover for ground troops group in the suburbs of Donetsk – deploy battalions, wiring work goals and perform the whole algorithm in tracking and destruction of conditional goals missile SAM” Buk-M1 “- told the agency.
According to him, despite the fact that the battery commanders were given the keys to conduct razblokirovochnye rockets, real rocket launch 9M38M1 was not provided.
“To participate in a training session in Dnipropetrovsk airbase Kulbakino 229 Brigade Combat Aviation in Nikolayev were sent two Su-25. Before their task was to conduct aerial reconnaissance and identify control objectives within a concentration of ATO grouping west of Donetsk” – said the source . “Upon entering one of the aircraft in the detection zone SAM” Buk “he was taken to support combat crew battery located near the settlement Zaroschenskoe. Apparently, in a tragic accident after a while Malaysian Boeing flight routes and Su-25, despite the difference in levels, matched and merged on the screen at one major point that was fatal to the civil side – at the moment of convergence targets at one azimuth tracking system automatically rebuilds of doing that which has the largest area, “- he said.
The source could not explain the reason for the unauthorized missile launch. “This issue is SBU, which are about half nine in the evening took the battery commander with the crew,” – he said, adding that no data on the proceedings.
“Since 2001, after the tragedy of the Russian Tu-154 over the Black Sea on all practical exercises involving” the letter “was banned. Accordingly, the armed forces have only the practice and maintenance of the complex driving skills” – suggested a source in the power department of Ukraine, stressing thus, it is his personal opinion.
During the exercise, defense of Ukraine in 2001 missile system S-200 was shot down by a Russian passenger Tu-154 plane, en route from Tel Aviv – Novosibirsk. Killed 78 people – 66 passengers, most of whom were Israeli citizens, and 12 crew members. Ukrainian courts have refused to recognize Ukrainian involvement in the tragedy of war.