— Tom Nichols (@TheWarRoom_Tom) July 17, 2014
Donetsk separatist boss Strelkov, Kremlin's proxy in war, says he ordered shootdown thinking plane was Ukrainian pic.twitter.com/uaWKVlsA7q
— Strobe Talbott (@strobetalbott) July 17, 2014
Some are now trying to claim this account, which has announced Igor Strelkov’s plans for months, is “fake”, now that this has happened.
Separatists claimed earlier in the week that they had captured Buk anti-aircraft missiles and that they shot down a Ukrainian cargo plane. Here is there prior tweet with anti-aircraft missiles.
#Ukraine military spox: No survivors, 280 dead on Malaysian Air flight. Separatists have 'BUK' weapon capable of shooting it down.
— Simon Ostrovsky (@SimonOstrovsky) July 17, 2014