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July 13, 2015

By Bellingcat Investigation Team

Zaroshchens’ke Launch Site: Claims and Reality – A Bellingcat Investigation

This report (which can be found in its entirety here) analyzes in detail one aspect of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) by a Buk missile system in eastern Ukraine: the plausibility that Zaroshchens’ke was the launch site. First, the Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) claimed in a press briefing on 21 July…

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June 30, 2015

By Nathan Patin

Tracking the Vehicle that Transported the MH17 Buk

Thanks to the generous donations of our supporters last month, Bellingcat was able to purchase 25 square kilometers of satellite imagery from Digital Globe. Our latest report used this imagery to definitively demonstrate that the Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) falsely dated satellite photos it presented to the international community in the days after the MH17 tragedy last…

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June 22, 2015

By Bellingcat Investigation Team

Revealed: How The Metropolitan Police Covered-Up For Rupert Murdoch’s News International

By Joe Public A Bellingcat and Byline investigation can for the first time reveal Scotland Yard had intelligence Mazher Mahmood was corrupting police officers as far back as the summer of 2000. The Yard’s 1999/2000 Operation Two Bridges had surveillance on Mahmood in The Victory pub, in Thornton Heath, south London by CIB3 officers (also…

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June 13, 2015

By Bellingcat Investigation Team

Exclusive Access to the Russian Forpost Drone Shot Down in Ukraine

Видео (с русскими субтитрами) Russia’s repeated attempts to convince the international community and its own citizens that there are no Russian troops, or weapons in Ukraine have grown tiresome and farcical, especially when compared against the meticulously researched mountain of evidence to the contrary. Shortly after Ukrainian troops captured two Russian Spetsnaz soldiers, a Ukrainian…

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June 12, 2015

By Eliot Higgins

New July 17th Satellite Imagery Confirms Russia Produced Fake MH17 Evidence

In Bellingcat’s 31 May 2015 report, Forensic Analysis of Satellite Images Released by the Russian Ministry of Defense, the Bellingcat investigation highlighted a number of discrepancies between the satellite images presented by the Russian Ministry of Defense and Google Earth satellite imagery from 2 July 2014 and 21 July 2014. Thanks to donations by Bellingcat readers…

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June 4, 2015

By Nathan Patin

Does Ukraine Have 9M38M1 Missiles?

Earlier this week, Russian arms manufacturer Almaz-Antey presented its analysis of the downing of MH17 in an attempt to prove its “non-involvement in the MH17 tragedy.” The company concluded that while MH17 was downed by a 9M38M1 missile fired by a Buk M1, that particular type of missile has not been used by Russian forces since 1999. Bellingcat has since shown that, despite…

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June 3, 2015

By The Regular Contributor

Stevens, MacPherson and the Summer of ’98

Early April ’15, the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) referred former Commissioner Lord John STEVENS of Kirkwhelpington to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC). This was a result of the findings of the 2014 ELLISON Review of possible police corruption in the Stephen LAWRENCE case and a formal complaint by Stephen’s father, Neville LAWRENCE. (see here)…

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May 31, 2015

By Bellingcat Investigation Team

MH17 – Forensic Analysis of Satellite Images Released by the Russian Ministry of Defence

In this new report Bellingcat examines satellite images released by the Russian Ministry of Defence as part of the July 21st 2014 press conference on the downing of Flight MH17. The Russian MoD stated at the press conference that the satellite photos show the activities of Ukraine’s air defences on the day that Flight MH17…

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