Category Archives: JIT

Six Years of MH17-lies: The Kremlin is Losing its Own Game

On the 17th of July, 2014, a BUK missile system, transported from Russia to a field in Eastern Ukraine shot down Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, killing all 298 people on board. Six years later, the incessant pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign aiming to obfuscate the Kremlin’s responsibility for this tragedy continues. Yet as more and more evidence of Russia’s direct involvement comes

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Dutch MH17 trial resumes, defence seeks more time after COVID-19 break – media

15:40, 08 June 2020 – UNIAN The Netherlands holds Russia responsible, but the Kremlin has consistently denied involvement. Defence lawyers in the trial of the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine on Monday said they needed more time to prepare as public hearings resumed following delays due to the new coronavirus lockdown. Five judges sat between

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Russia tried to hinder, influence MH17 investigation on multiple fronts

By Janene Pieters Russia, and specifically the Russian secret service GRU, used multiple tactics to influence and hinder the investigation into the downing of flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine, the Volkskrant reports based on sources and its own research just days before the trail against the first four suspects in this case is set to start. The Dutch investigators are convinced

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CBS News: MH17 prosecutor says Russians “haven’t been helpful at all”

The trial of the suspects in the downing of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing over Donbas in the summer of 2014 will begin on March 9, 2020. Dutch Chief Prosecutor and Chairman of the Joint Investigation Team probing the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over Russia-occupied Donbas in July 2014 Fred Westerbeke says that despite all the evidence pointing to

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A Dutch MH17 secret intelligence document leaked: Now all theories are going down

A Dutch military intelligence and security service document on investigating the crash of a Malaysian plane “MH 17”, shot down in July 2014, had leaked Source: Tanjug Until now, it was considered that Russia should be held responsible for the downing of the plane, which killed all passengers and crew members (a total of 283 passengers, including 80 children, and 15

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Bellingcat’s Toler on Alarming Phone Intercepts Released by JIT MH17 Investigation

The recently released 2014 phone conversations between the Russia-backed leaders of occupied Donbas and high-profile Russian officials show further proof of Russia’s involvement in the war happening in the east of Ukraine, says a lead researcher at Bellingcat investigative outlet. The Joint Investigative Team (JIT) released the intercepted calls on November 14. But, according to Aric Toler, Bellingcat’s Eastern Europe and Eurasia

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MH17 Crash Probe Releases Intercepted Calls Between East Ukrainian Rebels and Russian Officials

A team of international prosecutors investigating the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 has released a new batch of intercepted audio recordings of calls it says are between separatist fighters in eastern Ukraine and high-ranking Russian officials. The calls include conversations with separatist leaders including Alexander Borodai, self-proclaimed ‘prime minister,’ and defendant Igor Girkin, self-proclaimed ‘defense minister’ of the

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