The Kremlin responded to the new Bellingcat report about the downed Boeing in the Donbass


Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov has answered the question of journalists about the new report of the expert-journalist group Bellingcat, which was published in the night of Monday, 4 may. The report’s authors claim that they managed to find out a number of “Buk”, allegedly brought down the Boeing over Donbass in June 2014. Bellingcat finds that a room fire installation 332 confirms its belonging to the Russian 53rd anti-aircraft missile brigade from Kursk.

Answering journalists, Peskov suggested in the first place to establish the origin of the journalist group Bellingcat. “I can’t react in the first place due to the fact, let’s just say that the origin of this group and this group identity is also yet to be established”, — he said (quoted by “RIA Novosti”).

Commenting on the main thesis of the report that failed to set the number of the SAM “Buk”, the press Secretary of the President has noticed that the Kremlin did not have “some detailed data about any identification numbers of Russian arms”. “It is rather a topic that concerns the experts in the Ministry of defence”, — he explained.

“I don’t know how believable this information is, in any case,” concluded Sands, referring to the fact that data about the possible causes of the crash Boeing had received “a lot”. “The vast majority of this information is speculative, operate on rumors, operate on some kind of rigged data”, — said the press Secretary of the President also called for “guided” by data that is officially provided by Russian experts, Russian experts”. According to Peskov, also has data that are still not revealed to several countries — Ukraine, USA, which continue to raise questions”. “This is a situation that can be officially stated. How these findings are plausible, I cannot say, I do not presume to do that,” concluded Sands.