The international team that is investigating the MH17 accident has presented only provisional results

Summary

The international team that is investigating the circumstances of the MH17 accident has presented only provisional results.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the downing of flight MH17.

In 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 – was transported 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 prosecute Igor Vsevolodovich Girkin, Sergey Nikolayevich Dubinskiy, Oleg Yuldashevich Pulatov, and Leonid Volodymyrovych Kharchenko for causing the MH17 crash and murdering the 298 persons on board. A public hearing is set for the 9th of March 2020 in the Netherlands.

The JIT conclusions were further corroborated by Bellingcat

For the full Bellingcat report see here.

For a similar case click here. 

For a summary of disinformation narratives on this case see here.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 163
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 05/09/2019
  • Language/target audience: Italian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Eastern Ukraine, War in Ukraine, Donbas, MH17
  • Outlet: Sputnik Italia
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