MH17: JIT-investigation not interested in truth, BUK belonged to the Ukrainian Army

Summary

Based on the activities of the JIT investigation team, it became clear that revealing of the truth about the crash is not the goal of the experts.

The information that the Buk-missile with the serial number 8869032 was transferred to a military unit in Ukraine during Soviet times was not verified.

Instead of real evidence, the “experts” of the international investigation team JIT presented only dubious photos and videos of unknown origin that could not confirm the advertised version of Russia’s guilt.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory claiming that the Ukrainian side was involved in the shooting down the MH17, with no evidence provided. An example of the many competing and occasionally contradictory stories around the downing of flight MH17.

The Dutch-led Joint Investigation 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 MH17, was taken back to the Russian Federation. The Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team (JIT), has concluded that the BUK-TELAR used to down MH17, originates from the 53rd Anti Aircraft Missile brigade, a unit of the Russian army from Kursk in the Russian Federation.

In September 2016, the JIT disclosed that MH17 was downed with a BUK missile of the 9M38 series. In Eastern Ukraine, two parts of such a missile were found. These parts are the so-called ‘venturi’ and the ‘casing’. This regards, on the one hand, the exhaust of the missile (venturi) and on the other hand the casing of the missile engine (casing). The missile engine’s casing shows the number 9 д 1318869032. The JIT-investigation up to now has found that 9д 131 relates to the number of the missile engine of the 9M38 type and/or 9M38M1 type. The number 8 is the manufacturer’s code, namely: the Dolgoprudny Research and Manufacturing Enterprise in Moscow. The number 86 indicates the year of production, namely 1986. And the number 9032 is the unique identification number of this specific missile engine.

The European Union and NATO have called on the Russian Federation to accept its responsibility and to fully cooperate with all efforts to establish accountability. On the basis of the JIT’s conclusions, the Netherlands and Australia are convinced that Russia is responsible for the deployment of the Buk installation that was used to down MH17. The two governments are formally holding Russia accountable. The US has supported the decisions by the Netherlands and Australia.

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  • Reported in: Issue 173
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16/11/2019
  • Language/target audience: German
  • Country: Russia, Australia, Ukraine, The Netherlands
  • Keywords: MH17
  • Outlet: News Front Deutsch
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Only the Kyiv putschists, the West and their secret services had an interest in shooting down MH17

Why are there no calls for investigators to testify about the involvement of Western secret services in the shooting down of MH17? The Western secret services also organised a coup in Ukraine.

The Russian President and Russia were not interested in shooting down the Boeing and killing hundreds of people, it is illogical to think Russia has anything to do with the shot down. Only thy Kyiv putschists, who came to power in Ukraine, had an interest in shooting down MH17. Ukraine needed an incident like MH17, to be loved and cared for in the West. Only the tolerant, democratic, white and fluffy, unaccountable West profited from the downing of the Boeing and threw everything at Russia.

Disproof

Combination of recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the downing of flight MH17, including a longstanding pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukraine's Euromaidan protests, as well as painting the West as the puppet-master of Ukrainian politics and portraying Ukraine as an anti-Russian project.

The JIT has provided concrete evidence of Russia's involvement in the MH17 shot down. On the 28th of September 2016, the JIT announced that flight MH17 was shot down by a missile from the 9M38 series, which was launched by a BUK TELAR missile system. The system was transported from the Russian Federation to an agricultural field near the town of Pervomaiskyi in Eastern Ukraine, where the missile was launched. After firing, the BUK TELAR was transported back to the Russian Federation (with one missing missile). On the 24th of May 2018, the JIT announced that the BUK TELAR came from the 53rd Anti-Aircraft Missile Brigade, a unit of the Russian armed forces from Kursk in the Russian Federation. On the basis of the JIT’s conclusions, the Netherlands and Australia are convinced that Russia is responsible for the deployment of the BUK installation - both governments are formally holding Russia accountable. The JIT conclusions were further corroborated by the Bellingcat Investigation Team. On the 14th November 2019, the JIT released several intercepted telephone calls, revealing details about secure means of communication used between DPR fighters and Russian officials. The telephone numbers that were used are from the same series and appear to be provided by the Russian security service FSB.

US controls Latin American countries by organising coups

The US controls “disobedient countries” in Latin America by organising coups, bribing corrupt politicians and financing pro-American-leaning opposition groups.

The Bolivian Revolution is very similar in character to the Ukrainian “Orange Revolution” and “Euromaidan” and it is clear that the US is behind it as the main creator of colour revolutions.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory. No evidence is provided to support the claim.

This is part of a disinformation narrative about US-led regime change operations against left-wing governments in Latin America. You can see other examples of this narrative in the EUvsdisinfo database, such as the alleged presence of a US marine in the Venezuelan barricades and the promotion of a Ukraine-style 'colour revolution', the training of Venezuelan exiles in Guyana for military operations inside the country, preparations for a military intervention after forcing Brazil to join NATO, deliberate blackouts in South America caused by the US, or the existence of plans for the secession of oil-rich regions in both Venezuela and Mexico.

Russophobic UK spoiled relations between the two countries for good

Because of the Russophobic attitude of the UK, Russian-British relations represent the most significant conflict in Europe. It is an example of how deep-rooted prejudices can spoil relations between the two countries for good.

British Russophobia has gone so far as to accuse Russia of interfering with the referendum where the UK citizens decided to leave the EU.

Disproof

This is a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative linking the UK and Russophobia with no evidence provided. Russophobia is often used in pro-Kremlin disinformation as an explanation for anyone blaming Russia for anything.

By accusing Western societies of “Russophobia”, pro-Kremlin propaganda outlets downgrade criticism of Kremlin policies and actions to being somehow irrational and not worthy of a serious reply. Read previous disinformation message stating that Russophobia is an integral part of British foreign policy.