Russia attempting to hide proof of involvement in terrorist act in Ukrainian skies – SBU



War in the Donbas

Security Service of Ukraine has undeniable proof of the Boeing-777 plane being shot down with a surface-to-air missile complex BUK-M transferred with crew from Ukraine to Russia. Vitaliy Nayda, SBU department head, told these at a briefing in the crisis media center.

“SBU is conducting investigation and getting undeniable proof of Russian citizens being involved in the terrorist act,” Naida said. He claimed the proof has been conveyed to all international partners of the Security Service. SBU is working directly with Dutch police and law enforcement of other countries the citizens of which fell victim to the July 17 terrorist act.

Two headlines by Russian news agency ITAR-TASS before and after the terrorist act. The headline on the left reads “DNR militia seizes air defense unit with BUK surface-to-air missile complexes.” The headline on the right reads: “LNR press-service: the militia in Eastern Ukraine doesn’t have BUK anti-air complexes.”

The SBU representative showed journalists a photo of the BUK-M launch vehicle on a street of Torez town and also a photo of a convoy with the launch vehicle moving through Donetsk oblast.


BUK-M1 in Torez

BUK-M1 in a terrorist convoy (Donetsk region)

Apart from that, a photo has been published taken during the launch of a rocket in the vicinity of Torez near the settlement of Snizhne which shows a vapor trail of the rocket that shot down the Boeing-777 carrying civilians. Vitalyi Naida noted that the Security Service has precisely identified the launch site which is situated in the region controlled by terrorists and Russian military personnel.


The moment of the rocket launch around Snizhne. Photo taken around Kommunariv lane in the town of Torez. In the forefront there’s Telmana street, in the background there is a cableway from the mine named after Lutugin.

The SBU representative also told that the Russian side ordered the terrorists to withdraw all BUK-M launch vehicles from Ukraine.

Around 2 AM on July 18 two tow trucks each carrying a BUK-M launch vehicle crossed the Russian border in Luhansk oblast. Around 4 AM of the same day 3 other tow trucks crossed the border – one empty, another carrying a launch vehicle with four rockets and the last carrying a military vehicle, apparently a control module.


BUK-M1 heading towards the Russian border.

He told that Russia was making attempts to hide the proof of its direct involvement in the terrorist act.


Translated by Kirill Mikhailov

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  • Jacks Channel

    I was just thinking of “Contrails”, the vapor generated by jet aircraft engines flying through the sky. On such a clear day as the day the Malayasian jet was shot down, any contrails would have been easily seen for possibly miles in a Westerly direction as the plane headed east.

  • Mike Kostelny

    In view of the entire world watching, Russian mercenaries in the Donbass area (war-torn zone where the Malaysian Airlines aircraft crashed) openly confess that they are sending the captured ‘black boxes’ (airlines recording data) to Moscow! How very revealing! How can Moscow now deny that they are not in charge of this ‘dirty war’ Russia has created (first with the Crimea and now with the South-Eastern corner of Ukraine)?! It’s all too obvious what is happening here?! Even RT (Russian-Tainted news channel, aka: Russia Today) has had several of its staff openly resign over this fiasco solely on the basis of perversion of the facts and blatant lies from Moscow!

    Adolf Hitler declared that it is impossible to fight a war “with white kid gloves”! But is this what Ukraine is trying to do? So far, the atrocities of the Russian-backed regime of rogues and ruffians from the Russian Armed Forces in East Ukraine care little where there bullets or military rockets fly. They use a scattergun approach to killing Ukrainians, whether civilians or soldiers–or as we now know: even International civilian aircraft. Their logic is: What is that plane doing in the war-zone, or what are these civilians doing in our military turf?! They imply that anyone or anything in THEIR war-zone deserves to be killed simply because they are in the wrong place at the wrong time.

    These are not soldiers acting under the Geneva Convention. These are not mercenaries hired to protect the Ukrainian citizens of the Donbas. These are rabid dogs of war who will kill anything and anyone who is in the line of their fire. So, stories now abound of 1500 Ukrainian civilians now found in a mass grave as the ‘Russian terrorists’ retreat. How many more mass graves are soon to be uncovered? Thousands of dead Ukrainian citizens? Tens of thousands? Who can say, as there is not end to the atrocities and anal senseless murders these Russian soldiers (out of uniform) are killing for sheer sport?!

    But what is Ukraine doing about these countless violations, human indignities, and outright murders? Still refusing to declare martial law?! Still refusing to allow the Ukrainian Armed Forces to replace the ATO (Anti-Terrorist Organisation) and to finally clean up the war crimes these Russians are creating on Ukrainian soil?! Still hesitating to allow International Armed Forces (represented by the countries whose citizens have been murdered by these Russian marauders) to defend the corpses of their own citizens?! Why in Heaven’s Name?

    Because they are afraid Putin might retaliate with nuclear weapons?! How absurd?! Because they imagine that the tortured, raped, and violated Ukrainian citizens of the Donbas might join with the Russian terrorists?! Again, how utterly absurd!

    Australia and the United Kingdom are currently applying to the UN Security Council for the permission to use their Armed Forces to intervene in the Donbas! Now why doesn’t Ukraine simply open it’s doors to these military forces and allow them direct access to the Russian terrorist site?! Why all of these delays? American, British, Dutch, Australian and civilians from other countries have all been murdered by these terrorists. Still as I write these words, the Russians (whether as terrorists or as politicians in the Kremlin!) all refuse to cooperate with the International Investigation of this plane crash?!

    Now the mask has been taken off Putin and his regime of Russian rogues! We as the world community clearly see that: They wish to doctor, destroy and to deny all evidence pointing to themselves as the guilty party in this International disaster. Of course, it is painfully obvious to all that these Russian murderers do not wear ‘white kid gloves’. So, why should Ukraine?!

  • sandy miller

    Firstly. If Ukraine has bullit prove evidence why isn’t all media reporting this?

  • sandy miller

    Can you tell us how many are ethnic Ukrainians fighting with the pro-russian terrorist? I’d like to know since I notice the media is calling them Ukrainian rebels now instead of pro-russian terrorists? They’re making sound like it’s truly a civil war in Ukraine. I have assumed it was a Russia vis Ukraine war.

  • sandy miller

    I just wanna know if these are all Ukrainian people fighting in the pro-russian seperatists why are they fighting so hard?