As is well known, in July, Bellingcat international investigative group has published a report on the crash of Boeing 777 of Malaysian Airlines over the territory of Ukraine in the summer of 2014.
On September 28, the investigation team released the investigation data, according to which the Buk missile system was brought to Donbas from Russia and returned back after the missile launch.
“Command of the Russian Armed Forces bears responsibility for sending military equipment to Ukraine. It is difficult to name the person who gave the order. But the general investigation team has a large number of intercepted communications,” said the founder of Bellingcat Eliot Higgins in an interview with DW.
According to Higgins, after detail analyses of those records, it will be possible to understand who exactly made the request for the launcher, where the request was sent to and who allowed the tragedy to happen.
“Russia is well versed in the exploration, war and deception, but constant lie does not make it an excellent liar. And this is Russian problem. Its power is lying a lot. There is a competition – Russia’s word against the West word. If Russia stops lying, we’ll have nothing to write about Russia,” said Higgins.
July 17, 2014, Flight MH17 Boeing-777 aircraft crashed over the Donbas, killing 283 passengers and 15 crew members, including 80 children. Among the dead were mostly citizens of the Netherlands, Malaysia and Australia.
An international investigation team concluded that the airliner was shot down by a missile launched from Buk anti-aircraft missile system, delivered from Russian territory.
It was reported earlier that President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed the law on the extension, until August 1, 2017, of the Agreement between Ukraine and the Netherlands on the international protection of the investigation mission, established in July 2014 after the crash of the Malaysian Boeing.