East StratCom disinformation claim:

Nobody knows who shot down MH17, but Ukraine is to blame for the catastrophe as it did not close its airspace.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 7. March 2017

Debunk claim:

The technical report of the Joint Investigative Team concluded that the missile that shot down MH17 was fired from a Russian vehicle that crossed into Ukraine and then back to Russia again afterwards: https://www.om.nl/onderwerpen/mh17-vliegramp/presentaties/presentation-joint/, https://www.bellingcat.com/tag/mh17/. Recordings from intercepted phone calls and multiple eye-witnesses have substantiated their findings.https://euvsdisinfo.eu/debunking-in-primetime/

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Pavel Spirin, former journalist in Disinformation Review issue 62. The item is located at row number 31 in the report.

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