Caught in a Lie - Compelling Evidence Russia Lied About the Buk Linked to MH17

Earlier this week I wrote about the claims made by the Russian Defence Ministry about the following video, posted by the Ukrainian Ministry of Interior, which they claimed to show the Buk linked to the down of flight MH17 leaving Ukraine for Russia

The Russian Defence Ministry claimed in their recent press conference 

For example, media circulated a video supposedly showing a Buk system being moved from Ukraine to Russia. This is clearly a fabrication. This video was made in the town of Krasnoarmeisk, as evidenced by the billboard you see in the background, advertising a car dealership at 34 Dnepropetrovsk Street. Krasnoarmeysk has been controlled by the Ukrainian military since May 11

As I posted, images from a variety of sources strongly suggested this was a clear case of deception by the Russian Defence Ministry, showing the video was in fact filmed in rebel held Luhansk near the Russia border, and more photographs have now emerged that seem to confirm this is the case.

A Luhansk local visited the place the video was reportedly filmed in Luhansk, and photographed the area, including objects that appeared in the video.  It’s clear that objects in the video match perfectly to the video.  It’s worth keeping in mind when looking at these comparisons that the video was filmed from a high angle, not from ground level, so an exact match was not possible due to the difference in angles

Pole

The above compares the two poles featured in the photographs and video, which appear to be indentical.

Verge

The path and grassy verge at the base of the same pole is also indentical.

Cables

 

Above the pole, the same arrangement of cabling can be seen.

Bilboard

The bill board is identical, with the same green border.  It’s also clear the text the Russian’s claimed was on the billboard is absent in the photographs

Text 1
Text 2

This, combined with the information in my earlier post, is strong evidence that the Russian Defence Ministry lied when it claimed the billboard was in the town of Krasnoarmeisk.  Unless the Russian’s can come up with compelling evidence that the billboard was in Krasnoarmeisk, it’s clear the Russian Defence Ministry lied at it’s press conference on the downing of MH17.