The defense Ministry accused Bellingcat in the falsification of data about the crash Boeing


The Ministry of defense of Russia commented on March 4 published the report of the expert-journalist group Bellingcat about the convoy that accompanied the move “Beech”, allegedly brought down the Malaysian Boeing over Donbas.

In the management of the press service and information of the defense Ministry said that the main purpose of “falsified data Bellingcat” is the attempt “to prove the presence of Russian forces in the expected area of the missile that struck the Malaysian aircraft on 17 July 2014 over Ukraine” (quoted by “Interfax”).

“The latest report Bellingcat, however, as all previous ones, is also based on pseudopotto”, — stressed in the defense Ministry.

In addition, the Department stated that Bellingcat investigative journalism distort the objective facts. “The information presented is obviously anti-Russian orientation and is built on distorted data. Moreover, used unproven calculations, designed to provide purely informational impact on society”, — said the Ministry of defence.

On March 4, the expert-journalist group Bellingcat has published another report on the collapse of the Malaysian Boeing over Donbas in July 2014. The group, which is engaged in the analysis of data from open sources (satellite images, geolocation, social network), has published a few images of a military movement on the territory of the breakaway republics of DND and LNR. According to Bellingcat, a missile complex “Buk”, allegedly shot down Malaysian Boeing MH17, the day of the crash was accompanied by an SUV Toyota RAV4 gray and camouflage UAZ-469, as well as Volkswagen van. Experts Bellingcat argued that all three cars accompanied the military column was heading from Luhansk to Donetsk 15 July, two days before the tragedy, under the flags of the self-proclaimed DND.

The latest report about Bellingcat MH17 was not said about the origin of “Buck”, the movement of which was monitored by the experts. In previous reports, the experts pointed to the Russian origin military equipment.

In a report published on 24 February, contained a conclusion that the Buk that allegedly shot down MH17, delivered to the Ukrainian border fighters of the second division of the 53rd anti-aircraft missile brigade from Kursk. In the same publication delineates the circle of suspects military.

In response to this publication, sent to the Ministry of defense of Russia has denied the involvement of Russian military to the plane crash.