Putin replied in the affirmative to the question whether he believes that U.S. intelligence might have information about the crash "Boeing" since they are closely watching the situation in Ukraine after the coup of 2014.
"I am convinced that the way it is. But, unfortunately, this is not evidence that we received from our partners," — said the President of the Russian Federation.
"They all wanted to blame the militias in the Donbass and indirectly on Russia, which supported militias... If information contrary to this, then they (the US) will never open," — said Putin.
The Russian leader expressed confidence that the disaster of the liner "would never have happened if Ukraine's leadership listened to us and not the beginning of a full-scale military action." "The Ukrainian authorities began to use all kinds of weapons in the Donbass", — Putin said.
Interview of the Director and of the President were conducted in July 2015 and became the basis of the documentary film "Interview with Putin" and published the same book with the full texts of the interviews.
Passenger aircraft "Boeing 777" Malaysia Airlines, carrying out flight MH17 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), crashed on 17 July 2014 in Eastern Ukraine. Killed 283 passengers and 15 crew members — citizens of 10 countries. The Ukrainian authorities and representatives of the militia proclaimed the people's Republic of Donetsk blamed one another.
The Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov questioned the findings of the investigation of the crash Malaysian Boeing over the Donbass made by the international expert and journalist group Bellingcat, which claims that the plane was shot down by a Russian missile complex "Buk".