Russia presented at September 26, two days before JIT would make public the first results of the criminal investigation into the downing of MH17, primary radar images to the public.
For a period of over two years Russian Federation claimed it destroyed these raw primary radar recordings.
The recordings showed there were no aircraft flying near MH17. According to Russia, the radar should have detected a missile launched from south of Snizhne. And because technical restrictions, the radar could not detect a missile launched from Zarochenskoe.
I debunked this reasoning in this comprehensive blogpost.
You would expect Russia to hand over the radar recordings as soon as possible. However the recordings were not received by JIT on October 5. Many weeks after the recordings were “found”.
Ukraine press confirms the story. JIT spokesman Wim de Bruin stated JIT did not receive radar recordings from Russia. JIT also stated they are not going to respond to the statements by the Russian Federation about the JIT investigation. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs will do the response.by