The United States hasn’t found proof of direct Russian government involvement in shooting down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 — senior intelligence officials on Tuesday said.
The officials said they didn’t know if any Russians were present when the weapon was fired, or who pushed the button.
“We don’t know a name, we don’t know a rank and we’re not even 100 percent sure of a nationality,” one official said.
“There is not going to be a Perry Mason moment here.”
Earlier in the day, a Ukrainian official said the missile was “absolutely” fired by a Russian.