The two photos or likely screenshots of a video showing a BUK parked in Donetsk and published by Paris Match are used as an important indication that Russia supplied the BUK which shot down MH17.
The remains of white paint on the side and the damage pattern on the left sideskirt match those of a BUK seen in Russia. So the photos are an important link Russia.
Now we have to make sure these photos are genuine. We do not know the name of the photographer. Paris Match initially even mentioned the wrong location of where the photos were made. Also the BUK was not seen on a Digital Globe satellite photo acquired by Bellingcat.
Lets assume the photos are genuine and there was indeed a BUK parked at July 17 or another day in Donetsk.
What time were the photos made? The time is important to establish all other sightings of the BUK were indeed on the same day.
Ukraineatwar tried to establish the time the photo was made using suncalc. The website calculated that the photo could have been made around 10:00- 10:15. That is weird as Paris Match said the photo was made around 11:00. And Bellingcat mentioned that 11:00 was likely based on Suncalc.
Michael Kobs did some investigation into the time this photo was made at. He not only used suncalc to determine the angle of the shadow. He also looked at the length of the shadow related to the time and thus position of the sun.
He makes very clear the PM photos were made around 11:00 -11:15 as can be read in the report of Kobs below. The report is split in three parts. Part 3 has a correction on another report where Kobs used the incorrect heigh of the Volvo.
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