The often-asked question lately could be ‘Russian trace’ behind the downing Ukrainian plane?
While Iranians don't have a reason to hit a Ukrainian plane, Russia does have a clear motive. Therefore. the “Russian trace” should not be discarded.
Since 2013, Russia has methodically pressured Ukraine into obedience by different military and terrorist means, using a false flag operation approach. The downing of the Ukrainian plane in Baghdad could be another false flag operation meant to increase pressure on Ukraine and personally on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
The owner of the downed aircraft is a Ukrainian oligarch and one of Zelensky's close allies and sponsor of his campaign Kolomoisky. Downing the plane is a kind of threat to both Zelensky and Kolomoisky of what they should expect if they don't obey Russia.In the first week of January, in Oman, Zelensky continued intense negotiations with Russians, presumably with Surkov, started in Paris in the Normandy format. It looks like Zelensky has disappointed both Putin in Paris and Surkov in Oman by rejecting their exaggerated demands.
Previously Zelensky has voiced his inclination to one-sided concessions to Russians, which they saw as a weakness. Putin decided that increased pressure on Zelensky could break his will to oppose Russia.
By destroying Kolomoisky's valuable asset, Putin intended to weaken Zelensky, as weakening his supporter should make him less independent and more vulnerable to Russian influence.
The downing was produced to allow claiming the pilot's error or malfunctioning of the plane. For their terrorist attack, the Russians used the chaotic conflict between Iran and the U.S.
The terrorist attack happened after Putin's and Shoigu's visit to Syria on the 7th of January, when they had a meeting with the Iranian military accompanied by their Russian instructors.
Russia-produced weaponry in Iran is served by Russian instructors.
Thus, it was quite easy for them to down the plane and pretend that this shooting was an "unintended mistake."
Iranians could be even not aware that Russians simply used them as a false flag and do believe that there really was an unintentional shooting.
Therefore, Iran's denial of the shooting and its later acceptance could be genuine. However, the shooting happened in their territory, and, whatever the circumstances, they are responsible for it.
The video of the plane crash proves that the downing was intended and premeditated. It starts exactly when the shooting occurred, continues with the missile damaging the plane, and finishes after the downing of the plane.
However, making the video at the precise moment of the attack couldn't be a coincidence. Moreover, the video was made as a report on the accomplishment of the operation. Later, the video was leaked to Telegram and became a piece of evidence.
Another proof of the premeditated nature of the plane downing is another video, a doctored one, which was spread soon after the crash. It should prove that the downing resulted from either pilot's mistake or the defective state of the plane, not from hitting by a missile.
There are more precedents of the Russian downing of foreign planes. One of them is the downing of the plane of the President of Poland, Kachinsky, in 2010, which beheaded the Polish elite. However, the case was not investigated properly until today. Another case is the downing of the passenger plane NH17 by the Russian military in Russia-occupied Donbas in 2014. The case also was not investigated properly as the real perpetrators were not even named.
The impunity of previous cases led Russia to use a similar terrorist attack again, this time in Baghdad. If the case is buried in the name of political expedience, as in previous ones, there will be more such cases in the future. And the acting politicians will be responsible for them.