Vitaly Churkin, Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, was asked Monday about different intercepted recordings, purportedly of pro-Russian rebels talking about shooting down a plane. Churkin suggested that if they did, it was an accident, Censor.NET reports citing CNN.
Russia's permanent representative to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin, said that if the Malaysian "Boeing 777" was shot down by the separatists, they did it by mistake, and not as a terrorist act.
"According to them, the people from the east were saying that they shot down a military jet," he said. "If they think they shot down a military jet, it was confusion. If it was confusion, it was not an act of terrorism."