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The Netherlands tried to hide important evidence of the MH17 disaster

Summary of Disinformation

The Netherlands tried to hide important evidence of the MH17 disaster. Amsterdam wants to protect the Ukrainian authorities at all costs and blame Russia for the shooting down of the plane.

Disproof

Recurring MH17-related disinformation. According to the Dutch Council of State, it is necessary that the information remains confidential, as it is likely that disclosure thereof could jeopardise the proper functioning of the committee.  The Council found this more important than the interest of disclosure.  "The interest of disclosure does not outweigh the interest protected by the refusal, such as the relations of the Netherlands with other states and international organisations, respect for the privacy of the parties involved and the protection of personal policy views", the Council ruled.

The information that the Dutch militants are looking into how to use a BUK-missile to hit other military aircraft is pure conspiracy.

Background

Many competing and contradictory stories promulgated by Russian state-controlled media on MH17.

The Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team 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.

On 24 May 2018, JIT stated that the BUK-TELAR that was used to down MH17 originates from the 53rd Anti Aircraft Missile brigade, a unit of the Russian army from Kursk in the Russian Federation.

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Reported in: Issue 150
Date: 10.05.2019
Language: German
Country: Russia, Ukraine, The Netherlands
Keywords: MH17
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: RT Deutsch
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