Monday, December 22, 2014

MH17 Shot Down from Russian-held Area of Ukraine Suggest Eyewitness Photos

Dutch journalist Olaf Koens @OBK interviews a witness (& native Ukrainian) who lives in east Ukraine, who claims they heard a big bang when Malaysian Flight 17 (MH17) was shot down.
Olaf Koens - RTL Journalist
The witness took some photos indicating the plane was shot down from a Russian-held area in east Ukraine.

The translated, full interview by RTL journalist Olaf Koens:

Can you explain what you experienced on July 17th?
"That day I could not predict anything special would happen. In the morning I woke up and went to my work. At four ó  clock in the afternoon I arrived home. And at 16:20 we heard an explosion. The first explosion was not very heavy. 15 seconds later, something like that, there was a second explosion, which was louder and it made the windows shake."

What did you do when you heard the explosion?
"Explosions were not unusual anymore. But this was totally different, that explosion. It didn't sound like anything we heard before. I immediately looked around to see where the sound came from. What had exploded? Where? What? How? I ran to the covered balcony. I looked around and saw nothing.

I photographed the white trail in the air. At that moment I did not know what it meant. For me it was just a white trail: from the horizon up into the clouds where it diverged. Only after a while it became clear what it was."

How much time was there between the explosion and the photo?
"That was a minute after the explosions, I think. Maybe even less, something like 30 seconds."

You were there alone?
"I was the only one on the balcony. But the other inhabitants all were also on their balconies. Behind every window you could see a face."

There are more people who saw the trail at that moment?
"Yes, yes"

There are more people who photographed the same thing?
"That is very well possible. But at that time, July 17th, there were already rumours in the city that taking photos was not really safe. It was being said: don't make photos if you don't want to end up in 'uncomfortable situations'. At that time the city was already occupied. At the administration building there was a flag and it was not a Ukrainian."

Do you still have the camera with which you took the photos?
"I contacted a friend of mine and gave him the photos, including the originals. That friend contacted the SBU [Ukraine's security services]and they were interested in the photos. He handed them over to the SBU. After that I had to explain the details of the photo to them and hand the camera over to them."

Did they compensate you for this? 
"To replace it? Of course. They paid the value of the camera back to me."

Did you make private copies?
"Sure. But I had to give them the flash-cards too."

And after that you went to Kiev?
"Yes, in the beginning I directly spoke to with the SBU. After that representatives of the international investigation committee contacted me via the SBU. That was beginning of August, when I also handed them the camera. THe SBU didn't need it themselves and gave it to the Dutch researches. They had asked for the camera."

Did the researchers talk to you?
"Yes, I talked extensively with the researchers of the international committee. Those were two researchers: one from the Netherlands and one from Australia. We talked about three hours and it was recorded with a video camera."

Do you think they can use your material?
"Yes I think they will use it. The photos are circumstantial evidence. There are no other photos available that proof that this BUK launched something in that area. While everybody knows what the truth is, there is no other evidence."

Why did you agree to have this interview?
Are you hopeful about that?

"I want justice. I want that the people who did this will be judged.

"I think the truth will prevail whatever happens."

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Exclusive: МВД Hacked - Russian Interior Ministry Order Targets Ukraine's Right Sektor to Uncover Security Service Agents Posing as Russian Immigrants

By @RobPulseNews

A hacked archive of Russian Interior Ministry (МВД/MVD) documents has been released on twitter:

InformNapalm report the archive was hacked by Ukrainian cyber force volunteers led by programmer Eugene Dokukin, from Russian Interior Ministry (MVD) servers in October 2014. 

The entire (unverified) archive has been uploaded to numerous online sharing services, including Google Drive.
Several documents appear to confirm Russian military and security services involvement in the occupation and on-going war in eastern Ukraine.

WarLog has translated one document, which reveals that a Russian anti-extremism unit in Rostov is tasked with targeting Ukraine's Right Sektor to uncover Security Service (SBU) agents supposedly posing as Russian immigrants. 

Signed by Police Major Berezov, order 912, dated July 24th 2014, is addressed to the head of MVD's anti-extremism unit in Rostov, officer Samsonov:

Original (link):

English Translation :

Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD) of Russia
Department of the MVD, Rostov region
Police Dept. (Kazan Station Deployment)
Int. Dept of Internal Affairs “Sholohovsky”
34617 Rostov Region, Verkhnedonsk area
Kazan Station, 3 Frunze St.
Tel:                         Fax:
                                                            To the head of Anti-Extremism Centre at MVD
In Rostov Region

Police Officer
V.I. Samsonov

Information on the carrying out of the order

Dear Valentin Ivanovich!

According to the order No. 912 from 24the July 2014 from the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD) of Russia in the Rostov region, we are sending you information about the measures taken to identify the immigrants from Ukraine who are wanted, previously convicted, and on the run, as well as specially trained supporters of the right radical group – the Right Sektor, who are acting under the orders of Ukrainian SBU (intelligence service):

1.     We have established co-ordination with the following departments: Federal Immigration Service (FIS) receives daily reports on Ukrainian citizens arriving at Verkhnedonsk area and registering at the FIS; the data is being checked by IBD “Region”; the emergency Ministry receives daily data on the number of people who are being helped to settle in Russia. All citizens of interest are being checked. The information is being gathered on the motives of arrivals, and the planned places of settlement in Russia [and the Ukrainian regions.]
2.     The control on specially dangerous and important objects has been strengthened, and the workers are being instructed on how to prevent diversion and terrorist acts.
3.     If important data is received it will be reported immediately.

The temporary deputy head of Police Dept (Kazan Station Deployment)
International Dept. at MVD “Sholohovsky”
Police Major                                                                        Berezov A.A.

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