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 "Russian Buk is the only credible candidate": Bellingcat publishes summarizing report on MH17 crash. PHOTOS

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The Bellingcat Investigation Team has published a report on the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, summarizing all available open sources information collected during three years after the tragedy.

Censor.NET reports referring to the group's website.

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This report is broken into thirteen chapters, summarizing the circumstances that led to the downing of MH17, information on the Buk missile launcher that downed the passenger plane, a summary of alternative scenarios regarding the downing, and other essential areas of information.

The document highlights a number of key facts.

Between June 23-25, 2014, Russia's 53rd Anti-Aircraft Missile Brigade transported vehicles within Russia to positions close to the Russian border with Ukraine. This includes Buk 332.

On July 17, 2014, Buk 332 was in Ukraine, and arrived in Donetsk in the morning. From there, while loaded onto red low-loader, it traveled eastwards through separatist-held territory, and eventually reached the town of Snizhne in the early afternoon.

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After arriving in Snizhne, Buk 332 was unloaded and drove under its own power southward, out of town. Buk 332 arrived at a field south of Snizhne and fired a missile that resulted in the destruction of flight MH17.

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Buk 332 was next filmed traveling east through the separatist-controlled city of Luhansk on the morning of July 18, 2014 missing one missile.

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On July 21, 2014, the Russian MoD presented a series of fabricated and misleading information about the flight path of MH17, radar data, etc.

"No credible evidence has been presented that shows any operational Ukrainian Buk missile launcher was near a position in range of downing MH17 on July 17, 2014. The only credible candidate for the missile launcher that downed MH17 is Russian Buk 332, of the 53rd Anti-Aircraft Missile Brigade", the report says.

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Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777, flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was shot down over the Donetsk region on July 17, 2014. 298 people died in the crash. The passengers were citizens of 10 countries. The majority of victims (196) were Dutch nationals.
 
 
 
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