An international investigation team investigating the case of the crash of the Boeing MH17, published records of telephone conversations of separatists in the East of Ukraine with the Russian military and officials of the Kremlin.
The investigation of the crash of a passenger aircraft “Boeing”, shot down by a missile in the sky above the Donbass July 17, 2014, have made new allegations against Russia and the separatists in the East of Ukraine. The international investigation team (JIT) on Thursday, November 14, published the recording of intercepted conversations, which, according to JIT, were the leaders of the separatists and the Russian high-ranking officials and the military. DW did the main findings from the publication of the investigation:
Conclusion 1. The clues relate to the control of the separatists from Moscow
The content of telephone conversations is intended to show that Russia’s influence spread “on the administrative, financial and military Affairs” in the self-proclaimed “Donetsk people’s Republic” (“DPR”), the report says JIT. In July 2014, the management “DNR”, write the investigators, almost daily talked with representatives of Russia.
That sounds like the published intercept a conversation involving then-Prime Minister Alexander Beard, taken on 3 July 2014: “Well, You have far-reaching plans, but I don’t. I follow orders and protect the interests of only one state – the Russian Federation. That’s all.”
Communication, according to made public the records were adjusted between separatists and Moscow state channels, such as the FSB, the GRU, the Russian presidential administration, and on informal – for example through Russian businessman Konstantin Malofeeva.
Conclusion 2. New in the accusations against the Kremlin
Phone intercepts of separatists from “DPR” and “LPR” and the Russian military has previously been published, for example, the security service of Ukraine. Accusations of Moscow that the Russian side actually manages the events in the separatist regions of Ukraine, are not new.
New friend: the charges brought by prosecutors that will send the recording of telephone conversations published in the local court in the Hague. Criminal proceedings on the case about the crash “Boeing”, flying flight MH17 on 17 July 2014, will begin in the Netherlands on 9 March 2020.
Conclusion 3. Marmots as a defendant in a criminal case on downed MH17
Investigators in June quoted a telephone conversation between the Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov and the then Prime Minister of the self-proclaimed “Donetsk national Republic” Alexander Boroday. Now published new records of negotiations with the participation of high-ranking Kremlin official who became a defendant in a criminal case in the Netherlands.
The interceptions appear and names, which in fact had not appeared. The new suspect, apparently, is “General Vladimir Ivanovich from the FSB,” which, according to the intercept, gave authorisation for the unnamed weapons on Ukrainian territory. The JIT investigators are asking for help in its identification.
Conclusion 4. The publication has no direct connection with the downed “Boeing”
In the published negotiations we are not talking directly about anti-aircraft missile complex “BUK”, nor about the crash “Boeing”. Published posts are meant to indicate close contacts between the leaders of the separatist regions and Russia’s leadership.
Their publication JIT explained that the investigation hopes “to get more information about who gave the orders Boroday accused Girkin, other leaders of the “DNR” and the crew of the BUK missile system in the summer of 2014″.
International investigative group earlier said that it is not necessarily limited to the indictment of three previously named the Russians and the citizen of Ukraine.
We will remind, on a dock must be a former “defense Minister” of the so-called “DNR” Igor Girkin (Shooters), major-General Sergey Dubinsky (nicknamed Gloomy), Colonel Oleg Pulatov (Viper) and a citizen of Ukraine Leonid Kharchenko (Mole). The court will, in all probability, without the participation of the accused.