11:05 Apr. 25, 2016
BBC to air an investigative movie based on satellite pictures, expert evidence, eyewitness testimony
In early May, British broadcaster BBC will present a documentary about the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 plane that crashed in the Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, in July 2014. The movie is seeking to reveal who precisely launched a missile killing nearly 300 people on board.
"When Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine, killing all 298 passengers and crew, a storm of conspiracy theories was unleashed across social media. While the official inquiries have pointed the finger of blame at separatist fighters and their Russian backers, a host of different theories claim the Ukrainian government, and even the CIA, were to blame," the BBC says.
With revealing eyewitness testimonies, satellite photographs, wire taps, clandestine videos, and expert evidence, the authors strive to sort the fact from the fiction.
"In a world where the information war fought online can be just as significant as battles on the ground, this film also analyses the role of the Kremlin in the search for the truth about who shot down MH17," the BBC reports.
Daniel Romein, a member of the investigative organisation Bellingcat, previously stated the deadly missile Buk could not have been sent to Donbas without Putin's personal order. The investigators insist Russian regular military forces transferred the missile system from Kursk (the Russian city) to the Ukrainian border. According to Bellingcat information, the supposed executors belong to the supreme military command of Russian western army unit.
The Malaysian plane MH-17 heading from Amsterdam to Kuala-Lumpur was downed over Ukraine on July 17, 2014, killing all 298 people on board. The analysis of the damaged pieces of salvaged plane wreckage showed the board had been shot by a Russian-made surface-to-air BUK missile. This was later confirmed in the final report of Dutch Safety Board.
Kremlin denies its participation in the catastrophe, blaming instead the Ukrainian National Guard.