East StratCom disinformation claim:

The crash of MH17 cannot be considered an act of terrorism because neither the Dutch Safety Board nor the Joint Investigative Team have arrived at the conclusion the liner was shot down deliberately or that the equipment had been allegedly provided for this particular purpose.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 7. March 2017

Debunk claim:

Further MH17-related obfuscation. 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/. 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 29 in the report.

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