On July 21, 2014 the Russian Defense Ministry produced the following graphic, claiming the following: "Besides it, Russian system of air control detected the Ukrainian Air Force aircraft, purposed Su-25, moving upwards toward to the Malaysian Boeing-777. The distance between the aircraft was 3-5 kilometers."
They would also go on to claim that shortly after MH17 began to break up an object appeared on radar that they identified as an aircraft close to MH17.
In today's press conference the story had changed completely. No longer was the Russian Defense Ministry talking about SU-25s, but now there was in fact no other aircraft, or any other object close to MH17. Now we have the Russian Defense Ministry themselves confirming Bellingcat's earlier work that demonstrated they had produced false evidence at their July 21, 2014 MH17 press conference.
In addition to this, during today's press conference the radar data showed the flight path of MH17 in the time before it was shot down:This flight path clearly contradicts the Russian Defense Ministry's July 21st 2014 claims, debunked by Bellingcat and others, that MH17 had made a significant course change shortly before being shot down:
It's now clear that on July 21, 2014, only a few days after 298 were killed in Ukraine, the Russian Defense Ministry presented to the world a series of clearly fabricated evidence and claims, and even the Russian Defense Ministry's own evidence proves that is the case.