And it is oh-so-telling that the Ukraine government refuses to release for international scrutiny the radar and voice records from ATC. It will not say who and why gave MH17 different routing to what it had filed, and it will not say why the aircraft was descended down to the next lower flight level. The pilot did not request a lower altitude as FL350 is the optimum altitude for such a flight.
If they have nothing to hide, why are they hiding that? If the records would support their chosen position, why are they refusing to release the records?