the photo allegedly showing the rebels moving a “buk” actually shows #312 being shuffled around by the junta back in march


The number plate of the “Buk” transport that the Ukies are claiming was smuggled from Russia into Ukraine and back to Russia is now known, and it belongs to Dnepropetrovsk oblast. Official Ukraine info on the number plate is here. The SBU picture of the “Buk” transport is at the very bottom of their Jul 19 announcement, here. And below is a YouTube copy of the video from which the picture was taken. It was filmed at the traffic police post at Yasynuvata (21 km north of Donetsk) on Mar 17 2014. It first appeared on, here. Ekaterina Alexandrovna, who uploaded it, has four videos altogether of the same incident at, all dated Mar 17. In one of them, the driver of the “Buk” transport has this dialogue with the traffic police (Crazy Ivan’s translation):

Question: Where do you drive from?
Driver: Donetsk.
Question: And where are you driving to? I don’t know, where are you driving to?
Driver Yuchenye (Учёный)
Question: I don’t know any Yuchenye.
Woman’s voice: We weren’t notified about any Yuchenye.
Question: You don’t have to close the window. There’s no need. Just swear to the nation, swear to the nation.

We’re in junta-held territory, then. ‘Swear to the nation’ makes that clear. This is just the junta shuffling their “Buks” around, and this one, #312, turns up all over the place, always in their hands. This is the same one that appears after the Boeing shootdown, with one missile missing, supposedly scooting back to Russia. Now, here’s the video which the photo came from:

By the way, this piece of text may be relevant, but Yandex can’t understand a word of it:

18 липня о 2 годині ночі в Луганській області кордон з Росією перетнули два тягачі, на кожному з яких знаходилася пускова установка «БУК-М». О 4 ночі цього ж дня держкордон перетнули ще три тягачі — одна порожня платформа, на одній знаходилася пускова установка з чотирма ракетами, і на останній знаходилася бойова машина імовірно з модулем управління. Він наголосив, що Росія робить спроби приховати докази своєї безпосередньої причетності до теракту.


  1. Ana
    Posted August 1, 2014 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

    This buk was claimed by Ukrainian people’s deputy (maidan partiot) on march 18 and is a part of army regiment

    and reported as Ukrainian Military Equipment


  2. niqnaq
    Posted August 1, 2014 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

    But, Ana, that’s totally irrelevant to the question of who shot down the Boeing, and what with, because on Jun 29, the Novorossiyan forces captured Kievian military base A-1402, which contained, at a guess, one complete set of four Buk units (TELAR, TEL, TAR and command truck). And on Jul 14, they announced that they had shot down an An-26 using this or possibly just part of it (I am open to the possibility that the Boeing shootdown was a mistake caused by trying to operate with only a TELAR). I collected all this data here. But it doesn’t really matter. The Yanks are telling everybody they have a confession, on the basis of Strelkov’s actual VKontakte posts, which are reproduced here, and this little pair of successive misrepresentations, here.

  3. Posted May 27, 2016 at 11:08 am | Permalink

    On 29 June 2014, the Separatists captured a Ukrainian armed forces military base in Donetsk. At this
    base, there were Buk missile systems.25 These are powerful anti-aircraft systems. This development
    was reported extensively in the media prior to the crash. The MIVD also received intelligence
    information on the subject, on 30 June and 3 July 2014 as well as on other dates. During the course
    of July, several reliable sources indicated that the systems that were at the military base were not
    operational. Therefore, they could not be used by the Separatists.
    From the Dutch secret service.
    See also page 34 of the document:
    With only the 9M39M1 reload and launch vehicle, it is not possible
    to independently attack an aircraft; this is because it lacks a fi re
    control radar which means that once fi red, the missile cannot
    be guided to its target. In NATO terminology, the Buk system is
    referred to as the SA-11

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