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Asked about Thursday's flight MH17 ‘decision,’ Putin doesn't immediately understand what plane people are talking about

Source: Meduza

On May 24, when asked by a French journalist about “the decision” announced earlier that day, Vladimir Putin didn’t immediately understand the question. The reporter wanted to know Putin’s response to the Joint Investigative Team’s findings that Russia's 53rd Anti-Aircraft Missile Brigade is responsible for firing the missile in 2014 that shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, killing all 298 people on board. Standing on stage with French President Emmanuel Macron, Putin repeatedly asked “what plane” the journalist was talking about. The Joint Investigative Team’s report on Thursday was hotly anticipated and covered by news outlets around the world.

Putin on the downing of flight MH17