We appear reluctant to work with those who are most active in Syria, and with whom we share strategic interests. Im thinking here of Russia. I have no doubt that the Kremlin wants to make an ally, not an enemy, of the UK. Britain should not be leaving it to the French to mediate between Russia and the West. There is a laxity in our approach to the Syrian crisis
Pavel Kanygin, a special correspondent of the Novaya Gazeta, interviewed Russian captives Alexander Alexandrov and Yevgeniy Yerofeev. We publish the video of this talk in full. Still, one should remember: the people who told our correspondent their version of events are captured and their actions and their statements background may be motivated exactly by this. Anyway, whoever these people were: regular soldiers, volunteers, or employees of "the Lugansk Peoples Republic police" - they are the Russian citizens who need help - both legal and human.
The editorial office of The Novaya Gazeta received the strictly confidential document titled The Results of Peer Review of Investigation into Boeing-777 (flight MH17) Air Crash 17.17.2014 in the South-East of Ukraine. As far as we know, this work of engineers from the Russian Military Industrial Sector (MIS) (including the R&D company that designs and manufactures the Buk missiles) should be sent to the Dutch specialists involved into the investigation of this tragedy. The journalists are not experts in the area of aviation, ballistics and rocket engineering, so we cannot and do not consider ourselves to be entitled to appraise this investigation. Owing to public prominence, we felt it necessary to publish this document uncensored and offer the expert communities, both in Russia and abroad, to study the arguments, facts and conclusions adduced.
This article was published a year ago, on May 25, 2014. Journalist Andrei Mironov and photojournalist Andy Rocchelli were covering the conflict in Slavyansk, where the attacks began. On the same day, Andrei Mironov and Andy Rocchelli died in a mortar attack near Slavyansk. One year ago. We remember.
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