This lie was done by the Russian Mission to the United Nations. In a Tweet dated July 17, 2018 the Russian mission stated that “not a single anti-aircraft missile system of Russian Armed Forces has ever crossed the Russia-Ukraine border.
A clear lie!
First of all the BUK that shot down MH17 belonged to the Russia’s 53rd Anti-aircraft Missile Brigade, based in the southern city of Kursk. Joint Investigation Team reported this in May 24, 2018.
Russia denies and states only Ukraine used to type of BUK-missile which downed MH17.
But there can be no doubt about the SA-22 Pantsir system.
#MH17: Not a single anti-aircraft missile system of #Russian Armed Forces has ever crossed the 🇷🇺-🇺🇦border. The missile that shot down MH17 could not belong to Russia as all the 1986 rockets were sent for disposal in 2011. But these missiles are in large numbers in #Ukraine.
— Russian Mission UN (@RussiaUN) July 17, 2018
At February 2015 the UK Delegation to NATO send a Tweet showing several photos of a Russian Panstir-S1 (SA-22) which locations were geolocated to Eastern Ukraine. The SA-22 is not in use by Ukraine Armed Forces. So it 100% belongs to the Russian Armed Forces. The SA-22 is “a combined short to medium range surface-to-air missile and anti-aircraft artillery weapon system produced by KBP of Tula, Russia”
In May 2015 Bellingcat published an article which geolocated the various videos of a Pantsir.
- In early 2015 a Pantsir was driving in separatist controlled Luhansk
- Also early 2015 a Pantsir was driving in separatist controlled Makeevka.
— UK Delegation, NATO (@UKNATO) February 18, 2015