A detailed report of what was made public at the JIT press conference in my post here.
On 28 September at 13.00 hours local the Netherlands time, the Joint Investigation Team will organise a meeting with the press to present the first results of the criminal investigation into the crash of flight MH17. This press conference will take place following the meeting with the relatives in the morning. They will be the first to be informed about the results of the investigation.
At this blogpost I will cover the press conference live for those unable to see the livestream or tv-broadcast.
Links and information on media covering the event will be listed here.
Live coverage of the press meeting
This is taken from the meeting of the next of kin:
- Russian BUK was brought in to Ukraine on July 17
- Launch location near Pervomaisk
- Ukraine handed over primary radar images of a test radar facility
The Joint Investigation Team made public at the press release the following information
at the moment still 100 to 200 people are working on the criminal investigation
over 200 witnesss were talked to
150.000 telephone conversations were listened to
air to air scenaro can be excluded. No airplanes no radar.
Mobile radar in Ukraine which was used for software testing was found by JIT
Discussion on radar images can be stopped. There is enough material so more radar images are not need
Air traffic controllers were interviewed
JIT concludes there was no other aircraft near MH17 which was able to shot down MH17
Also Russia concuded there was no aircraft on radar which could have downed MH17
Prosecution will be on a scenario in which a BUK was used to down MH17
tapped telephone conversation indicated SU-25 flew too high to be hit by MANPADS. A BUK was needed
forensic investigation proves BUK 9M38 series missile was used
Tapped telephone conversation in juni 2015 between separatists is talked about Zaro which one of the persons comform it was under control by separatists
launch location is near 500×600 meters field near Pervomaisk
the alleged launch location
ESA and United States handed over information.
US stated in report that launch location was near Pervomaisk
many eyewitnes saw BUK on its way to Pervomaisk
the famous Paris Match photos are still from a vidoe. JIT has the video
there are new images of the BUK found by JIT. These are adjusted to protect the makers
many eyewitness saw and heard the launch
Dutch NFI checked images and found no manipulation.
KNMI checked photo to make sure the smoke was not caused by weather (like cloud)
new photo of launch was found on social media. By geolocation it was determined that the smoke plume originated from the field near Pervomaisk
jit does not have primary radar images of russia
no doubt about what JIT today presents is what actually happened
JIT agreement extended to early 2018
JIT did not reveal the exact type of missile. They stated type 9M38 series missile.
JIT did not tell anything about how it can be possible that a civil aircraft was shot down
JIT does not make statements about involvement of Russia. Just concluded BUK TELAR came from Russia
no names are in sight by JIT as suspect
JIT does not concentrate on failure to close airspace
the investigation which continous goes on how it was possible that MH17 was shot down
who was in charge etc. JIT will continue the investigation
JIT cannot tell anything about how long the investigation will take
The tv coverage starts at 12:45. After the press conference has ended the program continues till about 14:00.
Russia Today will likely cover here.by