Russian Colonel General Nikolai Fedorovich Tkachev whom Bellingcat and The Insider after a joint investigation called the key person involved in the MH17 downing case wants to sue journalists. He said this in an interview with Novaya Gazeta.
"They've written whatever they wanted! I will consult with people and figure out what to do. Now the Bellingcat and the Insider will worry instead. I'll probably sue them. Let them try to prove at least something of what they've made up! "he said.
Agencies said he is wanted by the Netherlands-led Joint Investigative Team.
Earlier Tkachev claimed that he had not been involved in the downing of a Boeing 777 plane in Donbas. According to him, he has been living in Yekaterinburg for many years, always in the field of view of the media and has not been to Ukraine or to Krasnodon.
As it was reported earlier The Insider and Bellingcat conducted a joint investigation on establishing the key figure sought for the downing the Malaysian Boeing MH17, “Delfin”.
Although Delfin’s exact role in the downing is unclear, the Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team (JIT) is specifically looking for him, which testifies him being a key figure in the tragedy. The Insider and Bellingcat established that it must have been Colonel General Nikolai Fedorovich Tkachev, currently serving as the Chief Inspector of the Central Military District of the Russian Federation.