MH17: The missile type was only used in Ukraine

Summary

The “evidence” demonstrated by the JIT actually ties the missile to Ukraine. In Russia, a missile produced in 1986 would have been decommissioned in 2011. This individual missile was sent to a air-defence unit in Ukraine in 1986, the 223 air-defence brigade. In 2014 it was involved in the war in Donbas.

 

Disproof

One of the multiple disinformation narratives on the downing of the MH17 denying Russia's responsibility.

The Dutch-led criminal investigation by the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) has been ongoing since 2014. On 28 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, from where the missile was launched. After firing, the system - with 1 missing missile - went back to the Russian Federation. On the 24th of May 2018, the JIT announced its conclusion the BUK TELAR used to shoot down MH17 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 investigation conducted by the JIT, consisting of law enforcement agencies from Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, Ukraine and the Netherlands, the Dutch Public Persecution service will persecute Igor Vsevolodovich GIRKIN, Sergey Nikolayevich DUBINSKIY, Oleg Yuldashevich PULATOV and Leonid Volodymyrovych KHARCHENKO for causing the crash of the MH17 and murdering of 289 persons on board. The Public Prosecution Service alleges the four cooperated to obtain and deploy the BUK TELAR at the firing location with the aim of shooting down an aircraft. For that reason they can also be held jointly accountable for downing flight MH17.

 

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 154
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 19/06/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Malaysia, Russia, Ukraine, The Netherlands
  • Keywords: MH17
  • Outlet: Tsargrad.tv
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MH17: The lawyer of the Ukrainian suspect destroys the whole case with one fact

The Dutch press named four suspects for shooting down MH17, three Russians and one Ukrainian. There is irrefutable evidence that this is based on a lie. The lawyer of the Ukrainian confirms that his client, the Ukrainian, was taken prisoner by the Donbas separatists one month after the tragedy.

 

Disproof

One of the multiple disinformation narratives on the downing of the MH17 denying Russia's responsibility. The individual mentioned by Tsargrad.tv is NOT among the four, charged as responsible for shooting down the MH17, killing 289 persons.

The Dutch-led criminal investigation by the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) has been ongoing since 2014. On 28 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, from where the missile was launched. After firing, the system - with 1 missing missile - went back to the Russian Federation. On the 24th of May 2018, the JIT announced its conclusion the BUK TELAR used to shoot down MH17 came from the 53rd Anti-Aircraft Missile Brigade, a unit of the Russian armed forces from Kursk in the Russian Federation.

No positive news about Russia in the mainstream Polish media

One of the key reasons for problematic relations between Poland and Russia is the fact that the Polish media spread only negative information about Russia. In recent years, the mainstream Polish media have not published a single positive news article about Russia.

Disproof

This misleading statement is aimed to spread the message that Polish society is actively misinformed by the mainstream media – it is part of the pro-Kremlin narrative that the Western elites and mainstream media artificially create hostility against Russia. See a similar case here.

The most popular Polish media present various news about Russia, negative, neutral and positive in tone. See examples of news about Russia, the Russians and Russian culture published by the Polish media here and here.

In Donbas, all provocations and conflicts are started by the Ukrainian army

All provocations and conflicts (in Donbas) are started by the Ukrainian army.

Disproof

This statement is false. There have been dozens of bombings and numerous instances of shelling coming from the territories of so called Donetsk and Luhansk National Republics. This narrative is linked to a recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation on Ukrainian provocations and is also a piece of recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about the war in Ukraine.

The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) reports on ceasefire violations in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions in both government-controlled and non government-controlled parts.