JRL NEWSWATCH: “Whatever It Was, We Didn’t Do It” – New York Times Editorial

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“… Russia’s reaction to all accusations of foul play [has been consistent], whether … [to] well-documented charges by the Netherlands, Australia and other nations that [Russia] was responsible for downing a Malaysian jetliner over Ukraine in 2014, killing 298 … the British accusation that Russia was most likely behind the poisoning of a double agent and his daughter in Ukraine Air Crash Scene with Uniformed Security Personnel, Flames, SmokeEngland … the charge … that Russia meddled in the [U.S.] presidential campaign. Each such accusation is met by a barrage of official denials on state television and mockery on social media. … Russia is always the victim of a dastardly and demeaning Western campaign … [arguing that] the Ukrainians … shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 to make Russia look bad …[that] the British … poisoned Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia …. Vladimir Putin file photo with VOA logo; screen shot from video still* * * [KGB veteran] Putin … may believe … lying in defense of Russian honor is justified. But every new burst of denial and obfuscation … makes him and his Kremlin look more deceitful and dishonorable.”

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