In comments to “bi-Bi-si” the man called Bellingcat Gloomy, said that the investigation of the transportation “buck” is “an attempt to stretch an owl on the globe” and “a mixture of selected facts and lies”.
According to him, “these articles are nothing but Homeric laughter can not cause”. According to the interlocutor of “bi-Bi-si”, the Bellingcat investigation is an attempt to divert the investigation away from the fact that “shots were fired from the Ukrainian “Buka”.
“Bi-bi-si” has not confirmed the information that his companion is a retired Russian officer Sergey Dubinskiy. The publication pointed out that he was contacted via email with the intended character of the publication Bellingcat, the address of which figured in the investigation and other sources.
As previously reported by Bellingcat in the “Who’s Gloomy: a retired major General, is associated with the fall of the MH-17” is an intelligence officer with the DNR oversaw the transportation of the launcher rocket complex “Buk”, which was shot down Malaysian Boeing.
The authors of the investigation gave these data to the group of investigators are studying the circumstances of the death of the liner. There they sent information about the activities of the 69-th separate brigade of logistics of the Russian Armed forces, the soldiers allegedly participated in the delivery of “Buck” to the Russian-Ukrainian border.
Boeing 777 Malaysia Airlines flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, crashed in the sky above the Donbass July 17, 2014. Aboard flight MH17 was carrying 298 people, most of whom were citizens of the Netherlands. They all died.
In September 2016, the JIT published the first results of the investigation. During the presentation, representatives of the Dutch authorities reported that the Buk that was used to shoot down MH17 was taken on the DPR territory from Russia.
The Russian side has repeatedly refuted the findings of the JIT. In September 2016, the Russian defense Ministry has provided data to the radar complex “Utes-T”, located in the Rostov region. According to the report it has not fixed the launch of the rocket “earth — air” on the territory controlled by the self-proclaimed republics.
Bellingcat — international expert and journalist group founded on 15 July 2014, the British journalist Eliot Higgins. The team’s task is to unite citizen journalists to investigate current events. Now the main project Bellingcat — investigation of the circumstances of the crash Malaysian Boeing. The command also oversees a military campaign in Syria, including the actions of Russian soldiers. In their reports, the Bellingcat based on open sources: videos and photos posted in social networks, satellite imagery. Bellingcat exists on private donations collected through the crowdfunding service Kickstarter. The team consists of more than two dozen people and a large number of volunteers who help the project free of charge.
The accuracy of the information Bellingcat sometimes questioned by foreign media. In June, the German magazine Spiegel interviewed an expert on the analysis of forensic photography Jens Krause. The occasion was the investigation Bellingcat, which, according to the group, it has been proven the manipulation of the Russian Ministry of defense photos of the downed plane MH17. Krause said that the method applied Bellingcat, from the point of view of the examination does not stand up to scrutiny. “At its core, it relies on the so-called ELA-analysis. This method is unscientific and subjective. Accordingly, there is no scientific articles devoted to this method”, — he said (quoted by “the new York times.ru”). Chief editor of Spiegel Online Florian harms in June, has apologized to readers for the fact that the editors on the basis of information from Bellingcat gave an affirmative headers that Russia manipulated images. According to Kharms, to study Bellingcat should be given in the subjunctive mood, as the approval of the researchers were not properly checked by the editorial Board.