At August 30 episode 5 of a serie on MH17 was published on a YouTube channel named ‘MH17 Inquiry’. In previous episodes ‘MH17 Inquiry’ tries to convince the viewer unsuccesfully that Russia is not guilty on the shotdown of MH17. Even bushes are used to prove a video showing a BUK transported in rebel controlled area is fake.
The production of MH17 Inquiry is probably financed by Russian businessman Alexander Mikhailovich Volovik.
A tl;dr summary of this new episode lasting a long 37 minutes : complete nonsense!
My review on episodes 1,2 and 3 can be read here.
Episode 5 tries to convince the ignorant viewer that it was not a Su-25 which shot down MH17, but an Ukraine Airforce Mig-29 using a R-27 air to air missile. MH17 Inquiry states the SU-25 theory was a false story promoted by the West to cover up a MiG-29 shot down MH17. This is one of the biggest nonsense I have ever heard from a Pro-Russia media station. Many Russian media, from Russia Today to newspapers, pushed the Su-25 theory.
At about 10 minutes into the video the presenter tells that “the probability of a BUK missile hitting a fighter and MH17 was flying at a speed close to that of a fighter, with one rocket is miniscule. For example, less than 1 percent. 0.95%”
This is really an incredible amount of nonsense. The BUK system was designed to down fighter jets and cruise missiles. The hit rate for a figher is almost 100%.
The episode continous with interviews of two eyewitness who saw one or two fighter jets. Using silhouettes the eyewitness say they are sure they saw a shape similar to a Mig-29 and not a Su-25.
The male eyewitness is be Alexey Nikolaevich Tanchik. Using FaceFind, a Russian face recogniztion tool, a vKontakte page of a man who looks similar to to eyewitness in the video was found and has the same name. Tanchik lives in Donetsk and went to school in Torez. The photo on the left is a capture from the video. On the right Alexey Tanchik from a photo taken in 2013. Judging by the pictures on the vKontakte site, Tanchik. is a fan of Russian military equipment. The bullet shows the name of Striking force, the name and logo of a TV Zvezda/Channel 1 documents series on the latest Russian weapons.
Next a former general of the Russian army is interviewed. He tells a lot of clear lies. For example that the crashsite was shelled when there were still dead bodies around. That is not true. The crash site was indeed shelled. Unknown who did this. The shelling started after the bodies were recovered. The general also states a BUK on its own cannot bring down an airplane. It requires support vehicles like for radar and loading missiles. Another lie as a BUK TELAR (the vehicle which launches the missiles) has an autonomous mode. It can operate standalone and bring down aircraft.
MH17 Inquiry states a Mig-29 equipped with R-27 missiles must have downed MH17. The programme however fails to explain the shape and number of fragments of that missile. Publically known the R-27 has a rod warhead. It is rumoured but never confirmed some exported R-27 missiles had fragmentation warheads. However there is no proof for that, let alone that size and shapes are known and if it has ready or pre-ready fragments.
The DSB report shows DSB did investigate the R-27 missile. However it has rods and no bow-tie shaped fragments.
The last person interviewed is a former SBU-employee who now seems to be living in Crimea. He states a smoke plume of a BUK missile after launch can be seen for an hour. He states that a BUK missile would completely destroy a Boeing 777. This is really a lot of rubbish. I have seen many videos of BUK missile launches. Most smoke plumes disappeared within a minute. Check these videos yourself.
To make it even worse: MH17 Inquiry promised the viewer a new episode is in the works.