Disinfo: After 25 years of operation, all missiles of the Buk systems are subject to decommissioning and disposal


After 25 years of operation, all missiles of the Buk systems are subject to decommissioning and disposal.The maximum lifetime of the missile, the engine from which was demonstrated to us [by the Dutch-led JIT] was 2011 (1986 + 25), after which it should be decommissioned and sent for disposal.


Disinformation refers to Russian Ministry of Defence statement on May 25 that "after 25 years of operation, all missiles of the Buk systems are subject to decommissioning and disposal".  www.interfax.ru/russia/614297,

In fact, the Buk manufacturer Almaz Antey used one missile from 1987 in their test in 2015, which means it was 28 years old and should have already been decommissioned. twitter.com/EliotHiggins/status/1003904308755214336,

See also Meduza's and the Insider's reports.





  • Reported in: Issue110
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 04/06/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: MH17


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Further debunking by the Insider.

The West conducts one big campaign to spoil the World Cup in Russia

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Conspiracy theory. Recurring disinformation on World Cup. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=world+cup&disinfo_issue=&date=,

The story establishes an artificial link between Ukrainian authorities' faking journalist Arkady Babchenko's death www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/31/arkady-babchenko-details-staged-murder-plot-russia-ukraine, , Salisbury attack and MH17. Logical fallacies are frequently used in pro-Kremlin disinformation. medium.com/dfrlab/logical-fallacies-fuel-kremlin-disinfo-e4185bb455e6,