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The United States has not provided satellite images on MH17

Summary of Disinformation

“It is also worth mentioning that the United States has not provided satellite images, the presence of which was announced immediately after the [MH17] catastrophe.”


The criminal investigation team "has concluded that the Buk Telar (missile) with which Flight MH17 was shot down is from the 53rd anti-aircraft missile brigade from Kursk in the Russian Federation," said Wilbert Paulissen, head of the Netherlands' National Crime Squad.

In response to the report, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova accused the United States of “not providing” satellite images, “the presence of which was announced immediately after the catastrophe.”

The head of the Joint Investigative Team (JIT) Fred Westerbeke confirmed in the interview with the Russian independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta, that the United States provided the investigation with the highly classified satellite images from the time and place of the MH17 downing.

"Yes, we have them. My officer who has access to the intelligence materials marked "top secret" and "national secret" saw and analyzed the United States' satellite data," Westerbeke said.

U.S. intelligence also released part of the satellite images data and other evidence of a Russian connection to the downing of MH17 shortly after the incident took place.

The images were widely published and independently analyzed.

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Reported in: Issue 110
Date: 26.05.2018
Language: English
Country: Russia, US, The Netherlands
Keywords: MH17
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Sputnik
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