Colonel-General Nikolai Tkachev called stupid messages about his involvement in the death of Malaysian “Boeing 777” over the Donbas in 2014. This he told TASS on Friday, December 8.
“I don’t know what it says, but it’s obvious nonsense and crap. I live in Ekaterinburg, engaged in military-Patriotic education of children. Are in constant contact with community organizations, participate in various public events and always in sight of the media. More I have nothing to add,” said he.
An earlier edition of the Insider group called Bellingcat, which is likely involved in the case of the plane crash. Journalists published the results of the investigation, which showed that Tkachev is likely to have a direct relation to the event.
Conclusions for the most part was based on the examination, compared the voice of the General with the voice that sounded in the telephone wiretaps, published last autumn, an international group investigating the accident.
Passenger aircraft “Boeing 777” Malaysia Airlines, carrying out flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Malaysia Kuala Lumpur that crashed on 17 July 2014 in the Eastern Donetsk region. Killed 283 passengers and 15 crew members — citizens of 10 countries. The Ukrainian authorities and representatives of the self-proclaimed militia Donetsk national Republic (DND) blamed each other. For the investigation of the incident took investigators from five countries — the Netherlands, Australia, Belgium, Malaysia and Ukraine.
68-year-old Nikolai Fedorovich Tkachev — Colonel-General in reserve, chief inspector of the Central military district of Russia. Participated in the first and second Chechen wars, had been in Syria as a military adviser.
Background: Russian General three years later was suspected of involvement in the death of “Boeing”