Contents tagged with MH17

  • Media: Russia paid previously convicted Spaniard for fake posts about MH17 plane crash

    The “Spanish air-traffic controller" massively quoted by the Russian media regarding the "Ukrainian fingerprint" in the crash of the MH17 flight has said that he had received $48,000 from Russia, as reported by a joint investigation published on Wednesday, March 14 by Radio Liberty and the RISE Project, which consists of a group of Romanian journalists.

    According to the journalists, the author of the tweet about the aircraft failure and the “hero” of the RT (Russia Today) channel story is Jose …

  • Dutch media names prime suspects in MH17 air crash

    The Dutch independent journalist research portal Zembla has disclosed the names of the prime suspects in the case concerning the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 which was shot down over the Donbas in 2014 while flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Radio Liberty reports.

    The article notes that the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has identified a group of seven people who were complicit in the crash. The list includes the names of the Russian mercenaries Igor “Strelkov” Girkin, Sergey Dubinsky …

  • Relatives of MH17 airline crash victims won a lawsuit against former separatist commander Girkin

    A group of the MH17 victims’ relatives won their case in US courts, which entitles them to receive compensation in the hundreds of millions of US dollars. The Dutch TV program Zembla received the relevant documents from the court.

    The lawsuit was instituted by family members of 25 victims of the MH17 catastrophe, ten of whom are Dutch citizens. A case was opened against Igor Girkin (Strelkov), who was previously the “Minister of Defense of the Donetsk People's Republic."

    The US judge issued …

  • In the prisoner exchange with the separatists, Ukraine refused to surrender a witness in the case of the downed MH17 Boeing aircraft

    Ukraine refused to transfer a key witness to the separatists of Luhansk (LPR) and Donetsk (LPR) People’s Republics as part of a prisoner exchange. The witness is part of an ongoing investigation into the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 in the skies over the Donbas in the summer of 2014.

    "LPR/DPR asked for a person who is actually listed as a witness in the case on the shooting down of the Malaysian Boeing. Of course, we did not give away this man. He remains here. We could not have …

  • SBU receives ‘green light' to start investigation into former DPR intelligence chief involved in downing of MH17

    On December 14th, the Security Service of Ukraine received an authorization for a special (in absentia) investigation against the former intelligence chief of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Sergey Dubinsky, aka Hmuriy (Gloomy), as reported by Ukrainski Novyny news agency.

    Major General of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Russian Federation, Dubinsky, led the intelligence for separatists from July 7, 2014 to January 2, 2015. In an effort to conceal the participation of the Russian …

  • British Intelligence: flight MH17 was downed by Buk missile brought from Russia

    British intelligence believes that the Buk anti-aircraft missile system used in the summer of 2014 to shoot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine was brought into the country and subsequently recovered by the Russian military. This was stated in the report of the Intelligence and Security Committee of the British Parliament with reference to the Secret Intelligence Service or MI6.

    In particular, the report quotes from MI6 documents of 2016 stating that "without any doubt,” the Buk was …

  • Dutch investigators question former separatist commander over MH17 air disaster

    One of the leaders of the DPR, Igor Bezler (the former "commandant" of Horlivka with the call sign "Bes"), who currently lives in the annexed Crimea, talked to Dutch investigators (JIT) regarding the downed passenger flight, Boeing MH17, in July of 2014, Current Time reports.

    He discussed the conversation online. The authenticity of the account, from which the correspondence was conducted, was confirmed by his interlocutors.

    "In his testimony, Igor Bezler said he was not involved in the MH17 …

  • Russian general calls message about his involvement in the MH17 air disaster 'stupidity'

    Retired Colonel-General Nikolai Tkachev has called information that he may have been involved in the crash of the MH17 flight in the airspace over the Donbas in 2014 "stupidity", reports TASS.

    "I do not know who’s saying that, but it's obvious stupidity. I have lived in Yekaterinburg for many years;  I have been engaged in military-patriotic education of children. I am in constant contact with public organizations, participate in various public events, and am always under watch by the media," …

  • Dutch government: Russia trying to influence public opinion about MH17 crash

    Russian security services are spreading false news in the Netherlands to influence public opinion in the country, as stated by the Minister of the Internal Affairs of the Netherlands, Kajsa Ollongren, reports Dutch News.

    "The Netherlands is being monitored by the Russian security services among others;" the minister said, and noted that "we should not assume Russia is the only one.”

    According to Ollongren, spreading disinformation is not a new phenomenon, but it is "easy, anonymous, fast and …

  • Dutch authorities decide not to declassify MH17 crash documents

    The Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security may not declassify the documents concerning the crash of flight MH17 over Ukraine, as reported on the Dutch Council of State’s website.

    The statement notes that the Council of State has partially repealed the decision of the lower court, which ruled that the information on the catastrophe must be published. In this way, the council has reserved the state’s right to secrecy.

    The beginning of the document notes that this statement is a response to a …