It is unlikely that the truth about the downing of MH17 will soon be found

Summary

It is unlikely that the truth about this awful tragedy will come out any time soon. No one is really interested to investigate it. The matter of MH17 will be brought forward and put away when based on political expedience, just like with the Skripal case.

Disproof

One of the many recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the downing of MH17 and poisoning of Sergei Skripal. 

There is ample evidence that Russia was behind the downing of the flight MH17 and poisoning of Sergei Skripal.

The Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team has concluded that flight MH17 was shot down on 17 July 2014 by a missile of the 9M38 series, launched by a BUK-TELAR, from farmland in the vicinity of Pervomaiskiy (or: Pervomaiskyi). At that time, the area was controlled by pro-Russian fighters. The BUK-TELAR was brought in from the territory of the Russian Federation and subsequently, after having shot down flight MH-17, was taken back to the Russian Federation.

The British government, together with the police, conducted a broad investigation into the fact of Skripal's poisoning. Through the media, investigators published most of the results of the investigation and evidence. It is separately emphasised that only Russia had the technical capabilities, experience and motive for the attack. EU and all EU Member States have supported the conclusions of the British investigation.

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  • Reported in: Issue 153
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 31/05/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: Sergei Skripal, MH17
  • Outlet: Vremya Pokhazet @Pervyi Kanal (16:42 - 16:48)
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Russia could not have shot down the flight MH17 because of the moral imperatives of its authorities

There is not a single piece of evidence that would confirm that Russia was involved in the downing of the MH17. Even if there was evidence that Russia shot it down, Russia could not have done it, because of the moral imperatives of its authorities.

Disproof

One of the many recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the downing of MH17.

The Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team has concluded that flight MH17 was shot down on 17 July 2014 by a missile of the 9M38 series, launched by a BUK-TELAR, from farmland in the vicinity of Pervomaiskiy (or: Pervomaiskyi). At that time, the area was controlled by pro-Russian fighters. The BUK-TELAR was brought in from the territory of the Russian Federation and subsequently, after having shot down flight MH-17, was taken back to the Russian Federation.

Russia is demonised by being blamed for the downing of MH17

Ukraine immediately accused Russia for the downing MH17. Then they claimed that some other plane shot down the MH17 with air-to-air missile, then – that it was a surface-to-air missile. First came the accusation, then facts. It is demonisation of Russia.

Disproof

One of the many recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the downing of MH17. Pro-Kremlin media has promulgated many conflicting versions of the events.

The Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team has concluded that flight MH17 was shot down on 17 July 2014 by a missile of the 9M38 series, launched by a BUK-TELAR, from farmland in the vicinity of Pervomaiskiy (or: Pervomaiskyi). At that time, the area was controlled by pro-Russian fighters. The BUK-TELAR was brought in from the territory of the Russian Federation and subsequently, after having shot down flight MH-17, was taken back to the Russian Federation.

Evidence that Russia is not responsible for the downing of MH17 was not admitted

Russia submitted various evidence to prove it had nothing to do with the downing of the flight MH17, but it was not admitted.

The types of missile that hit the MH17 were destroyed in Russia already in 2011. Such missiles simply no longer exist in Russia.

Disproof

One of the many recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the downing of MH17.

The Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team has concluded that flight MH17 was shot down on 17 July 2014 by a missile of the 9M38 series, launched by a BUK-TELAR, from farmland in the vicinity of Pervomaiskiy (or: Pervomaiskyi). At that time, the area was controlled by pro-Russian fighters. The BUK-TELAR was brought in from the territory of the Russian Federation and subsequently, after having shot down flight MH-17, was taken back to the Russian Federation.