The Bellingcat investigation team has published a new report on downing Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) on July 17, 2014 in eastern Ukraine.
Their previous report, Origin of the Separatists’ Buk, provided evidence supporting the hypothesis that Russian-backed separatits’ Buk-M1 missile launcher was likely responsible for downing MH17 for two primary reasons: first, it was in range of MH17 shortly before it was downed; second, a missile was missing from the Buk the morning following the downing.
Origin of the Separatists’ Buk also described two separate military convoys filmed and photographed in Russia from 23 to 25 June and from 19 to 21 July 2014. These convoys transported Buk-M1 missile launchers along with numerous other types of military vehicles from an area near Kursk to an area near the Russia-Ukraine border in the Rostov Oblast
The present report, MH17 – Potential Suspects and Witnesses from the 53 rd Anti-Aircraft Missile Brigade, conducts a deeper investigation into the 53rd Anti-Aircraft Missile Brigade, its organizational structure and placement in the Russian army, and the military vehicles involved in the June and July 2014 Buk convoys.
A number of soldiers of the Brigade’s 2nd division posted photos which prove their being at the Russian-Ukrainian border in June and July 2014.