Disinfo: MH-17 was shot down by a Ukrainian Buk


Ukrainian army’s 156th Anti-Aircraft Regiment, located in Zolotonosha, shot down MH-17 on 17 July 2014 – says Yuriy Baturin, a former major of Ukrainian army escaped now to Russia. The Buk was transported after the tragedy as a part of Ukrainian military convoy.



Reccuring MH17-related disinformation euvsdisinfo.eu/flight-mh-17-three-years-on-getting-the-truth-out-of-eastern-ukraine/, . False information was first published by TV Zvezda that later removed the content tvzvezda.ru/news/vstrane_i_mire/content/201710061815-jpeh.htm, , cached here webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:xTxOkT4PbdkJ:https://tvzvezda.ru/news/vstrane_i_mire/content/201710061826-z433.htm+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=lv, and here meduza.io/news/2017/10/07/telekanal-zvezda-udalil-tri-zametki-pro-sbityy-boing-ukrainskiy-mayor-perebezhchik-rasskazyval-v-nih-ob-ukrainskom-buke, .
Joint Investigative Team (JIT) 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. www.om.nl/onderwerpen/mh17-crash/@96068/jit-flight-mh17-shot/,
Further debunk: khpg.org/en/index.php?id=1507577040,


  • Reported in: Issue 83
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 06/10/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: War in Ukraine, MH17


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No Russian air strikes targeting Syrian Democratic Forces or civilians

All the targets of the Russian air strikes were located out of settlements and in a safe distance from strongholds of the US SOF and Syrian Democratic Forces in the ISIS-controlled territories.


According to Reuters, Russia intensified its air strikes in Syria’s Idlib and Hama provinces in mid-September, hitting heavily populated civilian areas.af.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idAFKCN1BZ0O5, .
The U.S. and their allies, as well as independent observers, have accused Russia of causing multiple casualties among the Syrian Democratic Forces by striking their positions – which, the Pentagon said in a September 16 statement, were “known to the Russians.” www.centcom.mil/MEDIA/PRESS-RELEASES/Press-Release-View/Article/1313824/russian-strike-wounds-syrian-democratic-forces-troops/, .
The independent watchdog Airwars reported that the Russian strikes caused a “sharp rise of civilian deaths” during the battle for Deir Ezzor. airwars.org/news/deir-ezzor/, .
While Russia's Defense Ministry provides regular briefings and reports on the success of its operation in Syria, it has never admitted its forces there caused civilian casualties or given any indication that it investigated reports of such casualties.
The Russian airstrikes continued during the last week of September and early October, including a September 24 attack, which, according to multiple sources, killed at least 45 Syrian rebels.mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKCN1C0118, , m.france24.com/en/20170924-russian-strikes-kill-45-syrian-rebels-monitor, . Further debunking here www.polygraph.info/a/russian-military-syria-disinformation/28778203.html, .

It is unclear who the US forces in Syria are fighting against

One can question with whom and against whom the US SOF has been fighting in Syria. So far there has been no substantiated explanations regarding the issue.


The United States has been clear from the start about the goals of its campaign against Islamic State.
On September 10, 2014, then U.S. President Barack Obama announced the formation of a broad international coalition to defeat Islamic State, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), or Daesh, declaring: “Our objective is clear: We will degrade, and ultimately destroy, ISIL through a comprehensive and sustained counterterrorism strategy.” www.centcom.mil/OPERATIONS-AND-EXERCISES/OPERATION-INHERENT-RESOLVE/,
The military campaign against Islamic State, called Operation Inherent Resolve, issues daily reports on the number of strikes carried out, identifying their targets and precise locations, and detailing the results of each strike. These reports are available to the public online.www.inherentresolve.mil/News/Strike-Releases/,
The U.S.-led coalition also issues monthly reports on civilian casualties, including those caused by coalition attacks targeting IS, and provides details from the investigations into such incidents.www.inherentresolve.mil/News/News-Releases/Article/1329201/cjtf-oir-monthly-civilian-casualty-report/,
The progress of the U.S. and its allies in the fight against Islamic State is well documented in the coalition’s publicly accessible online database.theglobalcoalition.org/en/maps-stats/?lang=en, . Further debunking here www.polygraph.info/a/russian-military-syria-disinformation/28778203.html, .