Home > News > Nation
Saturday July 19, 2014 MYT 1:54:00 PM
Saturday July 19, 2014 MYT 3:25:43 PM
Igor Girkin (middle) flanked by his men. - AFP
PETALING JAYA: A top pro-Russia separatist leader has claimed that the victims of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH17 may have already been dead before the plane took off from Amsterdam on Thursday.
Rebel leader Igor Girkin is reported as having said that he was told by people at the crash site that “a significant number of the bodies weren’t fresh”.
He is quoted as having said in a post on social networking site Vkontakte, the second largest social network service in Europe after Facebook, that the bodies were drained of blood and reeked of decomposition.
Girkin, an alleged former Russian military intelligence agent, however, said he could not confirm the information.
Flight MH17 was en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport when it crashed in Ukraine near the Russian border on Thursday.
It was reported to have been shot down by pro-Russian separatists.
Tags / Keywords:
MH17, MAS, Ukraine, rebels, Russia
MH17: Investigating team to leave for Ukraine
MH17: Investigating team returns to Ukraine to search for victims
Safe passage to MH17 crash site
MH17: Malaysia appeals for truce in Ukraine to gather more remains
MH17: Malaysia, Russia vow to bring perpetrators to justice
MAS: Auto-pilot defect forces plane back
Barisan is better, says Najib
More than 20,000 turn up for walk
Home splashed with paint five times despite settling relative’s debt of RM24k
Two Myanmar men found dead in oil palm plantation
‘Brazen’ Iranian drug syndicate busted in Cyberjaya
London’s famous residents: See how Freud, Holmes, Dickens lived
Society and medical profession need a mutual understanding of respective roles and obligations
EU man denies Google decision postponed to please lobbyists
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)