Tag "Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17"

Sputnik Repeats Russia’s False Tales About MH 17, Four Years Later

By Polygraph Sputnik International Russian State-owned media outlet “MH17 Crash Four Years On: Probe Continues, While No Solid Proof Presented So Far” Source: Sputnik FALSE Plenty of evidence points directly to Russia’s responsibility for the crash. On the four-year anniversary of the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 (MH17), which led to the death of all 298 passengers on board, Russia’s state-owned news agency Sputnik claimed no “solid evidence” has

Russian Defense Ministry’s Latest #MH17 Denial — ‘a Lie, Pure and Simple’

By Polygraph Russian Defense Ministry “Not a single anti-aircraft missile system of the armed forces has ever crossed the Russian-Ukrainian border.” Source: TASS, June 27, 2018 FALSE Russian ownership of the missile that shot down MH17 is proven The European Council said on June 26 that it will “adopt conclusions on the downing of flight MH17“ and call on the Russia “to accept responsibility and fully cooperate with all efforts to establish

Figure of the Week: 0

By EU vs Disinfo The downing of flight MH17 has been one of the most lied-about events in recent years, and the disinformation campaign surrounding the tragedy shows no sign of abating. Revelations that a Russian missile shot down the passenger airplane over eastern Ukraine in July 2014, killing all 298 people on board, have triggered a flurry of fresh disinformation stories from Moscow. The charge of Russian involvement was made on May 24

How many non-existent apples go into two apples?

By EU vs Disinfo Distracting the audience is one of the goals of the pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign. One of the techniques how to do this is to force us to ask the needed irrelevant questions – and drain our energy in trying to find the answers to them. An easy, fast and effective way to create disinforming content is to manipulate statistics and figures. And since the pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign’s

Retracing the steps of a disinformation campaign

By EU vs Disinfo 2018 has already seen several clear examples of the ongoing pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign. First came the disinformation surrounding the Skripal poisoning, then the smokescreen designed to hide the facts concerning the chemical attack in Douma, and this week a return to the disinformation accompanying the MH17 disaster. But something is different from previous years. Action has been taken by Western states, both concerning the disinformation campaigns surrounding these events, and

Russia Demands Release of Satellite Images That the U.S. Released 4 Years Ago

By Polygraph Maria Zakharova Press secretary, Russian Foreign Ministry “It is also worth mentioning that the United States has not provided satellite images, the presence of which was announced immediately after the [MH17] catastrophe.” Source: Sputnik, May 24, 2018 False U.S. intelligence released satellite images on July 22, 2014 Russia rejected last week’s announcement by the Dutch investigation committee that held Russia liable for downing MH17 on July 17, 2014,

Disinfo News: The Kremlin’s Many Versions of the MH17 Story

By Polygraph The Kremlin has been having a bad week, in terms of global public relations. On May 24, the Dutch Joint Investigation Team (JIT) presented its findings on the Buk TELAR surface-to-air missile system that shot down Malaysian Airlines flight MH-17 over eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014. The investigators revealed they were able not only to determine that the system was provided from Russia, but to identify the

MH17: Time is Running Out for Disinformation

By EU vs Disinfo Since July 2014, Russian authorities have been conducting a disinformation campaign together with the media they directly and indirectly control with the aim to cover up the truth about who shot down Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine. But time is beginning to run out. Both official investigators and an international community of journalists have been able to systematically neutralise the series of smokescreens laid out by the Kremlin

MH17 – Russian GRU Commander ‘Orion’ Identified as Oleg Ivannikov

By Bellingcat Investigation Team A joint investigation between Bellingcat, The Insider, and McClatchy DC Bureau has conclusively identified another key person of interest in the ongoing investigation of the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 (MH17). The person known as ’Andrey Ivanovich’, a.k.a. call sign ‘Orion’, is in fact a high-ranking Russian GRU officer named Oleg Vladimirovich Ivannikov. Русская версия этого расследования опубликована изданием The Insider. Read McClatchy’s article here. 

Investigators: Russian Military Downed Malaysian Flight

By VOA News An international team of investigators says it has identified the Russian military brigade responsible for launching a missile that brought down a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane over Ukraine in 2014. The Joint Investigation Team concluded flight MH-17 was hit by a Buk missile launched by a unit of Russia’s 53rd anti-aircraft brigade, according to Wilbert Paulissen of the Dutch National Police. Paulissen made the announcement in Bunnik,

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