JIT reveals it has more than just blurry videos, proving BUK belongs to the Russian army

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JIT made clear multiple times it has more evidence than it is willing to show to the public during pressconference. An example is a blurry video that appeared on Youtube at May 3 2016 showing the BUK TELAR carried on a red lowloader. The video was recorded by a dashcam installed in a car driving near Makiivka.

At the pressconference of JIT at May 24, 2018 instead of the blurry video, a much more detailled screenshot of the same dashcam video  was shown in a video animation.

The dashcam video was first reported on Twitter at May 12, 2016 by someone using the Twitterhandle @AmishJihadi. He notified Aric Toler and Eliot Higgins of Bellingcat.

The weather shown in the video matched the weather of July 17, 2014. The prices of petrol shown in the video matched those of July 17. A Google Earth  Satellite update confirmed the presence of this BUK on the same road near Makiiva.

A remarkable aspect of the dashcam video was that it looked blurry. Many details could not be seen. For instance it was difficult to see the track marks made by tanks which passed the same road. Also the video showed a text ‘made with CropiPic’. The marks on the BUK could not be seen.

A screenshot of the same video shown in an animation made by JIT showed a much better quality video.

The animated gif shown below clearly shows the difference in quality between the two videos. Click on the image to see the animation.

JIT had the HD quality video in its possession for a long time. Very likely even before the publication of the video on Youtube in May 2016. The person who uploaded the video is not known. It could be the person who drove in the car. It could be JIT who wanted to provide a signal towards Russia that it has more video’s than the ones already published in 2014.

Not revealing the details of the origin of the BUK did not help to persuade Russia to cooperate with the investigation.  JIT wanted to learn from Russia details about this BUK, the missile, who operated it etc. JIT gave Russia a chance to cooperate as the United Nation Security Council resolution, signed by Russia as well, states.

So JIT likely decided to show it has HD quality video’s of the BUK transport which clearly links the BUK to the Russia army.

The next step was that the Netherlands and Australia held Russia liable for the downing of MH17.



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3 Comments on JIT reveals it has more than just blurry videos, proving BUK belongs to the Russian army

  1. There is a technique to enhance a frame by combining data from several frame. It allows to reveal the tiny bits, like number plates or truck scratch marks.
    Probably, something like that was employed for this frame as well.

  2. maarten kaskens // January 28, 2019 at 8:14 pm // Reply

    Not correct Marcel, Elliot has this HD version too, he also contacted the uploader.
    https://twitter.com/EliotHiggins/status/1041673316560527360 and https://twitter.com/EliotHiggins/status/1041628243177156609

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