International investigators from the consortium that investigated the crash of flight MH17 (JIT) accused four pro-Russian military intelligence officers who were directly involved in the land-based missile strike that caused the Boeing 777 carrying nearly 300 passengers shattered in Ukraine sky, no one survived.
These four are Igor Girkin, Sergey Dubinskiy, Oleg Pulatov and Leonid Kharchenko, all working for the military intelligence agency (GRU) of the People's Republic of Donetsk at the time of the attack. Girkin, Dubinskiy and Pulatov are Russian nationals, Kharchenko has Ukrainian citizenship.
GRU of Donetsk is not officially associated with the Russian Intelligence Agency, also known as GRU. Donetsk is a republic of the separatist region of Ukraine which is being maintained by Russia in politics and military.
JIT said it had a plan to bring the suspects to trial in the criminal court in The Hague on March 9, 2020. The current issue is that JIT needs to successfully arrest these suspects ahead of time. trial points to warrant suspects will be tried directly. However, this is not simple and JIT said the names above have been included in the worldwide watch list. Russian and Ukrainian governments have also been asked to cooperate.
The Boeing 777-200ER before being shot down by a bulk rocket.
Recalling the tragedy of MH17, Malaysian Airlines flight has a route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. The aircraft involved in the attack was a Boeing 777-200ER carrying 298 people including 283 passengers and 15 crew members. It lost contact when about 50 km from the Ukrainian-Russian border and its fragments were found scattered in the village of Hrabove, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine.
The location of the accident or the attack is outside the city of Donetsk, which is controlled by Russian rebel forces seeking to break away from the Ukrainian state. Based on the fragments found, JIT determined MH17 was shot down by the bulk missile – Russian-made mid-range air defense missile system and sponsored rebel groups.
Early on, investigators published a report on the Bellingcast site, naming 12 Russians and Ukrainians – they were supposed to "take on the role of organizing or facilitating the transportation of bulk missile systems" fired. falling MH17. Girkin, Dubinskiy, Pulatov and Kharchenko are 4 of the 12 names. Bellingcast pages reveal their identities determined by interfering with calls discussing bulk rockets between them.
The JIT has long suspected that the Russian-backed separatists directly carried out the attack. In a preliminary report published in May last year, investigators said the downside missile MH17 originated from the 53-ship anti-ship missile brigade based in Kursk – a city near the Russian border – Ukraine . Investigators cite special identifiers on MH17 field-acquired missile fragments (pictured above).
In addition, JIT also released a video showing a huge rocket launcher being transported from Russia to Ukraine before the attack and returning to Russia after the attack.
Russia has continued to deny that it is related to the attack. The defense minister last September said Russia had evidence that actual missiles were launched by Ukrainian forces and criticized the JIT's May report of the investigation. "not exactly at many points".
In the past Russia had shot down civil transport aircraft, typically the incident of Korean Air flight 007 on September 1, 1983. The Boeing 747-230B carried 269 people off the original route, going into the forbidden airspace of the Cold War era Soviet Union. The Soviet Union sent a Su-15 interceptor to warn, and after the launch of an air-to-air missile, the 747 fell into the sea of Japan, west of Sakhalin killed 269 people. The Soviet Union then admitted to shooting down civilian aircraft and argued that this was a MASINT spy mission (collecting intelligence data) and was a deliberate provocation of the United States. The US accused the Soviet Union of blocking the search and rescue activities. What was recorded in the black box of the ill-fated plane for eight years after the incident, when the Soviet Union broke up was announced.
The US also shot down Iran Air civil aircraft in 1988. Iran Air's Airbus A300B2-203 carrying 290 people from Tehran to Dubai while flying in Iranian waters was shot down by USS Vincennes by name. Does the pilot SM-2MR guide fire. All the people on board were killed and the error completely belonged to the US when they mistook the Airbus with a Tomcat F-14 of force. Although USS Vincennes had previously tried to contact the aircraft in both civil and military frequencies, there was no response. US President Ronald Reagan then sent a note showing deep regret about the incident. The captain of the Vincennes ship was William C. Rogers III who was fiercely criticized for his wrong decision.