7 November 2017
“MH17 Witness appeal”
Dutch police on the 19th of October 2017 open sourced an image showing a Buk Telar. Information given about the photograph: “probably taken on July 17, 2014 in the town of Makeevka, Ukraine”. (Source)
The appeal: “JIT requests anyone who has any kind of information about the picture, the vehicles on it and the location where the picture was taken to contact the JIT.”
Translated by Olga & Elena
20th of April 2017, Max van der Werff
Reading time ± 35 minutes
Since April 12th 2017 a thousand days passed since Malaysian flight MH17 (KLM codeshare KL4103) was shot down above East Ukraine. Up until now, those who did it are not arrested and many questions remain unanswered.
Publishing date 28 July 2016
Max van der Werff
“Russian Images of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 Were Altered, Report Finds”
“MOSCOW – A group of arms control researchers have determined that two images released by the Russian government, ostensibly to help clarify why a civilian airliner was shot down two years ago, were digitally altered using Photoshop before being posted online.”
(New York Times 15 July 2016)
21 November 2015
Most of October I spent investigating in Ukraine rebel controlled territory and 13th of October watched Tjibbe Joustra of the Dutch Safety Board announce on TV:
“The Buk missile was fired from rebel controlled territory”
July 26, 2015
Digitally altered image posted within 3 hours after MH17 crashed.
More than a year has passed since Malaysian flight MH17 crashed, but we are still waiting for the publication of “overwhelming evidence” of Russian culpability.
The only ‘visual proof’ a Buk missile was fired from rebel controlled territory is a photo posted by an anonymous Twitter account three hours after the crash. I wrote a lot about this photo, for example here and here. There’s an ongoing debate on a Russian language forum too.