The British expert and journalist group Bellingcat published a report entitled «MH17: potential suspects and witnesses from the 53rd anti-aircraft missile brigade» about the plane crash Boeing 777 company Malaysia Airlines, shot down over the Donbas.
The report provides information about the Russian brigade, which, according to experts Bellingcat has provided a self-propelled firing installation Buk-M1 that shot down the plane Malaysia Airlines. Published data experts based on information in social networks, including photos and texts placed by military personnel. In the published version of the report, the names and data of military personnel changed, and the face retouch. Version of the report without notes provided the Dutch-led International investigation team (JIT).
The experts found no direct evidence that soldiers of the 53rd air defence brigade were shot down by the operators of the aircraft «Beech», but believe that «given the complexity of the complex «Buk-M1″, it is most likely that the Russian military is not just handed firing Buk commanders of the separatists, and sent with her crew (at least as trainers)». If so, then this crew «probably consisted of soldiers of the 53rd air defense missile brigade, stationed in the summer of 2014 near the border with Ukraine».
In October of last year the security Council of the Netherlands published the results of a 15-month study, which showed that the airliner was destroyed by a missile «earth-air», launched from the Buk missile system, in service with Soviet and then the Russian army from the territory size is 320 sq km in the hands of Pro-Russian separatists.
Also in October was published the first Bellingcat report, which stated that on July 17, 2014 the Buk missile system was delivered on a truck from Donetsk to Snizhne, and then my swing went South, where about 16:20 local time, was launched the missile that shot down the plane «Malaysian airlines». The authors of the report were convinced that spotted in the Snow «Buk» is Russian origin, and its numerous pictures were taken on the territory of Ukraine. Earlier this SAM, called in this report «Buk 3×2» (according to the inscription on the starboard side) was part of the 53rd air defense missile brigade, which is stationed in the vicinities of Kursk and military convoy travelling from Kursk to Millerovo (Rostov region) in June 2014. Bellingcat refers to the map of the route of the «Buck» from the base in Kursk to the Ukraine border.
This report presented detailed information about 14 the officers of the 2nd division 53 brigade, including the commander of the calculations Buks, comprising this division, information about the commander of the 53rd anti-aircraft missile brigade, information about the chief of PVO of the 20th guards combined arms army and the chief of air defense of the Western military district.
«The responsibility for the murder of the MH17 passengers of the weapons provided by the Russian armed forces and, probably, controlled by the Russian military, are ultimately borne by the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation and the Supreme commander of the Armed forces of Russia Vladimir Putin», — stated in the Bellingcat report.
The Boeing-777 Malaysia Airlines, EN route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, fell on the territory of Ukraine on July 17, 2015 under the city Snow Donetsk region. Killed all 283 passengers and 15 crew members.