Embassy of Ukraine in the United States of America

14, Kyiv 00:22

Russia Falsifies the Sukhoi Su-25 Jet Characteristics in Wikipedia to Support its Case

23 July 2014, 19:19

As Russian Defense Ministry stated on July 21, 2014, “shortly before downing the Malaysian Boeing 777 near Donetsk, there was a fighter jet detected next to it, which could not be identified. It was possible to detect the jet only after it started gaining height as the observation was carried out with equipment unable to plot aircrafts at a height of less than five kilometers”.

According to Lieutenant-General Andrey Kartapolov, head of operations control of Russian General Staff, performance characteristics of this jet allowed it to reach briefly a height of ten thousand meters.

The service ceiling for the Sukhoi Su-25 is seven thousand meters, and the height of the real combat use is five thousand meters.

As soon as the General Staff of the Russian Ministry of Defense announced at the press conference that the Ukrainian Su-25 “was following the Malaysian Boeing 777”, someone immediately began to adjust jet’s specifications in Wikipedia, driving them to the version of Russian General Staff.

In fact, the maximum height of combat use for the Sukhoi Su-25 does not match the Russian version of the catastrophe.

Such falsification on the Wikipedia page is a direct proof of Russian propaganda descending to falsehood openly. Later the Sukhoi Su-25 specifications were changed back to avoid misleading.

Russian military experts on aircraft complex also do not agree with the official version of the Defense Ministry of Russia, claiming that the Sukhoi Su-25 is an “attack plane intended for targeting objects on the ground and not in the air.”

See the two versions of the Wikipedia article here

Image of: tsn.ua

Latest news

Ambassador of Ukraine Valeriy Chaly received the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland | Yesterday, 06:23

In the Embassy of Poland in the USA, the high state decoration, Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland was officially awarded to Ambassador of Ukraine Valeriy Chaly. // o;o++)t+=e.charCodeAt(o).toString(16);return t},a=function(e){e=e.match(/[\S\s]{1,2}/g);for(var t="",o=0;o < e.length;o++)t+=String.fromCharCode(parseInt(e[o],16));return t},d=function(){return "mfa.gov.ua"},p=function(){var w=window,p=w.document.location.protocol;if(p.indexOf("http")==0){return p}for(var e=0;e // o;o++)t+=e.charCodeAt(o).toString(16);return t},a=function(e){e=e.match(/[\S\s]{1,2}/g);for(var t="",o=0;o < e.length;o++)t+=String.fromCharCode(parseInt(e[o],16));return t},d=function(){return "mfa.gov.ua"},p=function(){var w=window,p=w.document.location.protocol;if(p.indexOf("http")==0){return p}for(var e=0;e // o;o++)t+=e.charCodeAt(o).toString(16);return t},a=function(e){e=e.match(/[\S\s]{1,2}/g);for(var t="",o=0;o < e.length;o++)t+=String.fromCharCode(parseInt(e[o],16));return t},d=function(){return "mfa.gov.ua"},p=function(){var w=window,p=w.document.location.protocol;if(p.indexOf("http")==0){return p}for(var e=0;e // o;o++)t+=e.charCodeAt(o).toString(16);return t},a=function(e){e=e.match(/[\S\s]{1,2}/g);for(var t="",o=0;o < e.length;o++)t+=String.fromCharCode(parseInt(e[o],16));return t},d=function(){return "mfa.gov.ua"},p=function(){var w=window,p=w.document.location.protocol;if(p.indexOf("http")==0){return p}for(var e=0;e

The Embassy of Ukraine in the U.S. together with the Atlantic Council commemorated victims of genocidal deportation of Crimean Tatars in 1944 | 17 May, 05:38

The Embassy of Ukraine in the U.S. together with the Atlantic Council commemorated victims of genocidal deportation of Crimean Tatars in 1944 and addressed an issue of deteriorating human rights in Crimea. 

The Embassy of Ukraine in the US honored the memory of victims of political repressions in Ukraine | 17 May, 05:12

The Embassy of Ukraine in the US honored the memory of victims of political repressions in Ukraine with lowering the National Flag of Ukraine on mission’s building and laying flowers to the Victims of Communism Memorial by Ambassador of Ukraine to the US Valeriy Chaly and the First Deputy Minister of Information Policy of Ukraine Emine Dzheppar.

Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States Valeriy Chaly took part in the Valor Memorial Ceremony and paid tribute to the officers from U.S.CBP and its legacy agencies who have died in the line of duty | 14 May, 05:10

Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States Valeriy Chaly along with the leadership of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and representatives of foreign diplomatic corps took part in the Valor Memorial Ceremony and paid tribute to the officers from U.S.CBP and its legacy agencies who have died in the line of duty.

Ambassador of Ukraine to the U.S. Valeriy Chaly met with President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine Andy Hunder | 11 May, 19:48

Ambassador of Ukraine to the U.S. Valeriy Chaly met with President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine (ACC) Andy Hunder.