In a serie of blogposts I will show how Yana Yerlashova, a former Kremlin funded RT journalist, and Dutch blogger Max van der Werff present all kind of nonsense on MH17 with the intention to spread disinformation. They use their company or label Bonanza Media for this. Hence the ‘You have been Bonanzaed’ like in ‘You have been fooled’. This is example 10. The whole serie of examples of nonsense by this duo can be read here.
In an interview on video Max van der Werff tells that a witness living in Donbass told him there is no mine near Petropavlivska. This would be proof for manipulation of a tapped telephone conversation. However there is a mine near the MH17 crashsite which named “Petropavlivska mine 2”.
The statement by Van der Werff was made in an interview Patrick Henningsen did with Van der Werff and Yerlashova. During the interview a 5-minute videoclip produced by the couple is shown. The video shows a ‘witness’ called Alexander, a former miner who approached JIT. Witness Alexander told Van der Werff and Yerlashova, not seen in the video, that the telephone conversation is modified.
In the telephone conversation between a man using callsign Grek and a man using callsign Major there is a reference about the Petropavlovskaya mine. This Alexander tells Bonanza Media there is no mine with such name near the crashsite. However according the witness there is such a mine near the city of Luhansk. According Van der Werff and Yerlashova some time before July 17, 2014 near that mine an Ukraine fighterjet was downed.
So the couple suggests the audio tape does not reflect a conversation which took place right after the downing of MH17.
Yerlashova states that mines are referred to by locals using numbers. She says “locals confirmed. There are no open or closed Petropavlivska mine near Petropavlivska. ”
What was said by Major during the telephone conversation is this. “Well, the plane disintegrated in the air, in the vicinity of… ehh… the Petropavlivska mine!
The first Cargo 200 [note: this is a military jargon for dead body] … found the first Cargo 200! [It’s] a civilian!” . The text shown in the video made by SBU is slightly different.
Callsign ‘Major’ is linked to Igor Nikolaevich Afonin, a Ukrainian citizen from Horlivka
There is several evidence this conversation was just after the shot down of MH17, and not a few days earlier as Van der Werff and Yerslashova want their audience to believe.
To start, Major says that they found a civilian. So this conversation cannot be about shotdown of a military jet or transportation aircraft as Bonanza Media states.
Secondly, “Major” says the aircraft broke into pieces in the air. The previous days military aircraft were downed by MANPADS. This type of missile locks on the engine of a target and has relative little weight of explosives. This type of weapon does not cause an disintegration like a much heavier weapon like the BUK does.
Thirdly, there is a mine close to where the cockpit of MH17 impacted having a name which has a name similiar as Petropavlovskaya
Wikimapia has a lot of details on Eastern Europe and Russia. This map shows a mine called Petropavlivska (Шахта «Рассыпнянская 2) (near the area where the cockpit of MH17 impacted.
Arnold Greidanus who did a lot of research on MH17 made the image below showing the last reported position of MH17, the mine and where the cockpit section impacted.