Disinfo: In the United States, they doubt the “BUK” version of the MH17 crash

Summary

In the United States, they doubt the “BUK” narrative of the MH17 crash. According to American analyst Sam Bullard, no blow from the outside can break down a liner so quickly.

Disproof

This is a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the downing of Flight MH17 and the MH17 criminal trial.

The Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team (JIT) concluded after thorough forensic analysis of the wreck that Flight MH17 was shot down by a BUK missile system that belonged to the Russian army and that the place where the missile was launched was controlled by the separatists at the time. The JIT consists of investigators from the Netherlands, Malaysia, Australia, Belgium, and Ukraine. The U.S government supports the JIT investigation.

On the basis of the investigation conducted by the JIT, the Dutch Public Prosecution Service is prosecuting Igor Vsevolodovich Girkin, Sergey Nikolayevich Dubinskiy, Oleg Yuldashevich Pulatov, and Leonid Volodymyrovych Kharchenko for causing the crash of MH17 and murdering the 298 persons on board. The trial began on 9 March 2020 in the Netherlands. The hearings are broadcasted in a video on the website of the trial.

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publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 225
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 15/12/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Austria, Australia, Malaysia, Russia, Ukraine, US, The Netherlands, Belgium
  • Keywords: Eastern Ukraine, Missile defence system, War in Ukraine, MH17

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