Disinfo: The MH17 trial: not objective; not professional

Summary

The outcome of the criminal MH17 trial, that has just started in the Netherlands, is quite likely predetermined. It is based on the conclusions of the Joint Investigation Team, whose operation has raised a lot of questions through the years.

[…]

Will this trial be just? According to the experts, one can not consider the investigation objective or professional, based on the methods and quality of work done by the JIT. For example, Russia was not allowed to be a part of the investigation group. Ukraine was included and had all opportunities to influence the course of the investigation.

[…]

The JIT has built all of its conclusions by ineptly combining dubious data from the social networks

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the MH17, an attempt to discredit the Joint International Investigation and a criminal trial that has started in the Hague.

A special team, known as the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), was established to conduct the criminal investigation into the downing of the flight MH17. The JIT comprises officials from the Dutch Public Prosecution Service and the Dutch police, along with police and criminal justice authorities from Australia, Belgium, Malaysia and Ukraine. After years of painstaking investigation, the 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.

On the basis of the investigation conducted by the JIT the Dutch Public Persecution service is persecuting Igor Vsevolodovich Girkin, Sergey Nikolayevich Dubinskiy, Oleg Yuldashevich Pulatov, and Leonid Volodymyrovych Kharchenko for causing the crash of the MH17 and murdering the 298 persons on board. The first session of the court proceedings has started on the 9th of March in the Hague.

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.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 187
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 09/03/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: The Netherlands
  • Keywords: MH17
  • Outlet: Vesti @ Rossiya 24 [00:00 - 00:25; 02:47 - 03:06; 05:06 - 05:12].
see more

The trial in The Hague on flight MH17 is based on Ukraine’s fakes

Suspicions problems, the ADS-B receiver, weird fragments of the missile that allegedly caused the tragedy, and strange death of the Ukrainian pilot Vladislav Voloshin (who was probably murdered to hide the truth) prove that the investigation was not done properly. The trial in The Hague on flight MH17 is based on Ukraine’s fakes.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative aiming to discredit the International Joint Investigation (JIT) into the downing of flight MH17.

The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) - which is comprised of the Dutch Public Prosecution Service officials and the Dutch police, along with police and criminal justice authorities from Australia, Belgium, Malaysia and Ukraine - 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. 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.

The freedom of speech is purged from Western media outlets

Freedom of speech has long been purged from Western media outlets. Every journalist and editor was told how to do their job and those who didn’t get it were driven out of the profession. Now, central media outlets are more or less controlled and do what they’re told: push LGBT rights, global warming, Greta Thunberg, the arrival of migrants into Europe, chemical attacks in Syria, Russian interference, protests in Hong Kong, and basically whatever fits with the current political agenda.

Against the rapid deterioration of “soft power” and the collapse of liberal ideology in the West, we are starting to see a rather strict censorship being imposed to protect the propaganda machine that has been so painstakingly created.

Disproof

This is a conspiracy theory, presented without evidence, pushing a common pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative that there is a degradation of democracy and free speech in the West. Pro-Kremlin outlets frequently direct attacks against many different countries for allegedly lacking free speech and imposing censorship on media, including Germany, Finland, Denmark, the Baltics, and France, among others.

According to Reporters Without Borders, the freest countries in the world in terms of press freedom are predominantly European countries, including Norway, Finland, Sweden, Netherlands, Denmark, Switzerland, Belgium, Estonia, Portugal, Germany, etc.