East StratCom disinformation claim:

Ukrainian pilots shot down MH17.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 24. October 2016

Debunk claim:

The international Joint Investigative Team, comprising authorities from the Netherlands, Australia, Belgium, Malaysia and Ukraine, is tasked with establishing the facts related to the downing of MH17, identifying those responsible for the crash and collecting evidence which can be used in court. The September 2016 report stated that the missile that shot down MH17 was fired from a Russian vehicle that crossed into Ukraine and then back to Russia again afterwards http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37495067. An earlier investigation performed by open source investigator BellingCat also reached this conclusion https://www.bellingcat.com/

Documentation for the debunk


published by Uknown

Additional information

This information is reported by Pavel Spirin, former journalist in Disinformation Review issue 46. The item is located at row number 11 in the report.

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