The defence Ministry found “handwriting SBU” in the Bellingcat report on the MH17 disaster

The defence Ministry found “handwriting SBU” in the Bellingcat report on the MH17 disaster

The Russian defense Ministry said that the report of the study group Bellingcat about the crash of Boeing MH17 is based on information fabricated by the security Service of Ukraine.


The press service of the Ministry said that “speculation” in the report is based on the “old fake” simulated intercept of a conversation unidentified persons published by SBU in 2014 and mentioned in the document the officers had long retired from military service.

“For such “evidence” even a layman can easily recognize operational handwriting and poor intellect representatives of the security Service of Ukraine”, — stated in the defense Ministry.

Today, the research group Bellingcat in the framework of a joint investigation with The Insider said that supplies from Russia in the Donbass anti-aircraft missile complex “Buk”, which was shot down MH17, participated GRU officer Oleg Ivannikov. Previously, he was Minister of defense of South Ossetia.

At the end of 2017 Bellingcat and The Insider have published a joint investigation with the assertion that disaster Boeing may be involved in Colonel-General Nikolay Fedorovich Tkachev, chief inspector of the Central military district of Russia. It was alleged that he was involved in the radio intercepts under the codename “Dolphin”.

The crash of MH17, which killed 298 people, occurred on July 17, 2014. The plane carried out flight Amsterdam—Kuala Lumpur.

Yesterday, the international investigation team said that the Buk missile system that shot down the plane came from Russian military units. The Russian foreign Ministry believes that the investigation ignored the data of the Russian Federation. The defense Ministry stressed that none of the Russian “Buk” to the border with Ukraine have not crossed. Today, the Netherlands and Australia has accused Russia in the crash of MH17 and promised to bring her to justice.