BellingChat Episode 1 - MH17: Past, Present, and Future

In this inaugural episode of Bellingcat’s new regular discussion podcast, BellingChat, Bellingcat founder Eliot Higgins talks to Bellingcat’s lead MH17 researchers, Aric Toler, Pieter van Huis, and Christo Grozev, about the MH17 trial, discussing the first court sessions in March, developments in Bellingcat’s MH17 investigations since the March sessions, and what we expect to see in the court sessions starting on June 8th.

Some of the articles discussed in today’s episode:

Key MH17 Figure Identified As Senior FSB Official: Colonel General Andrey Burlaka

Identifying FSB’s Elusive “Elbrus”: From MH17 To Assassinations In Europe

The MH17 Trial Part 1: New Material From The Four Defendants

MH17 Suspect Admits ‘Moral Responsibility’ for Downing Jet

In the next episode Eliot Higgins will be talking to Robert Evans and Nick Waters on their work on the recent protests in the US against police violence, including the targeting of journalists covering the protests by US police. We’ll also be talking to Natalia Antonova and Christo Grozev about RT’s bizarrely leaping to the defence of its editor-in-chief, Margarita Simonyan, after she shared a blatantly racist post about the US protests on her personal Telegram account.

You can support our work and podcast with Patreon, where we’ll be sharing additional BellingChat content that didn’t make it into the episode.