later on February 3, the Ukraine ambassador to the Netherlands stated that DSB did request primary radar recordings to Ukraine. Ukraine does not have the recordings. One of the radar stations was destroyed, the other was in maintenance and a third did not have the range to detect MH17. More info here.
Shulmeister states : “I am 100% certain we never received a request from Dutch Safety Board to hand over primary radar recordings. I was part of the investigation commission which handled all MH17 related issues. We received all requests for information. A request to hand over primary radar recordings was never submitted.
Yesterday the head of network operations of Eurocontrol , Mr Sultana, confirmed to the Dutch Parliament that Eurocontol never was notified by Ukraine of issues with radar stations. States must report any issues which can have an effect on the capacity of airways.
It is very unlikely DSB did not request for primary radar images. It is much more likely Ukraine did not have any operational primary radar station which covered the area east of Donetsk. The head of UkSATSE in June 2014 stated that radar station Artyomovsk has been taken out of action. Most likely a group of masked men destroyed the radar station at June 16.
Another reason Ukraine is not telling the truth is that under normal conditions, a state would automatically, without a request from the investigation team, hand over any relevant information like primary radar.
A third reason Ukraine is not telling the truth is that Ukriane got the draft version of the final report of DSB. They never issued a comment on the final report about the missing radar. It was clearly mentioned in the report.by