The personality of key figures wanted a Joint investigation group on the case of downed in 2014 in the Donbass Malaysian Boeing flight MH17.
Experts of the Russian website, The Insider, and Bellingcat identified the key figures wanted a Joint investigation group on the case of downed in 2014 in the Donbass Malaysian Boeing flight MH17, reports Rus.Media.
This is stated in their joint investigation published on the website of the Insider.
“In a joint investigation, The Insider, and Bellingcat was able to identify key figures, wanted by a Joint investigation group on the case of the downed Malaysian Boeing MH17, is a Colonel-General Nikolay Fedorovich Tkachev, chief inspector of the Central military district of Russia”, – stated in the message.
As noted, on 28 September 2016 the Dutch-led Joint investigation team (SSG), is investigating the case of the downed “Boeing”, has published a call for witnesses to assist in the cognition of people suspected of involvement in the incident with the downed Ukraine plane Malaysian airlines. One of them had the Callsign “Dolphin”, and in the intercepted telephone conversations approached him “Nikolai Fedorovich”. The other was known as “Orion” (Andrey). Intercepted conversations probably occurred shortly before the tragedy.
The whole International investigation team published 5 audio files, which featured “Dolphin”. The first of these he calls your name and patronymic – “Nikolai Fedorovich”.
In another audio segment, a transcript of which is published on the official website of the SSO, “Dolphin” and “Orion” discuss preparations for the transportation of any object, for which loading the “need a crane”. Dolphin says “Orion” that the subject need to download, disguise and take out”.
Experts Bellingcat and The Insider was able to get a fresh voice recording of Nikolai Fedorovich Tkachev, writing him a great interview. These sample voice along with the sound recordings, published by USN, was sent for examination in two independent research Institute – in American Denver and in Lithuania. The results of the analysis of the votes showed that with high probability the voice on the tapes belongs to one and the same person.
According to investigators, Nikolai Fedorovich Tkachev is a member of the first and second Chechen wars, he served in various military districts, he was promoted to Colonel General and commander of the military unit 20650, officially disbanded on 8 September 2014. At the same time he was dismissed from service by a decree dated 10 December 2010.
After his formal dismissal from February 2011 to August 2012 Tkachev was the chief military adviser in Syria.
In conversation with The Insider General Tkachev said that after returning from Syria, he became the chief inspector of the Central military district, and in 2017, he became Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Yekaterinburg military school. However, he said that after his return in 2012 “from Ekaterinburg did not go anywhere” and in Ukraine in 2014 was not.
However, as suggested by the authors of the investigation, Tkachev in 2014 was sent not controlled by the Ukrainian troops part of the Lugansk region, Krasnodon, which was probably trying to coordinate and organize the cooperation of various armed formations of the separatists and the Russian military. In particular, Igor Girkin (Strelkov) in conversation with The Insider reported that he had met with the “Dolphin” and “Orion” at the headquarters in Krasnodon at the end of July 2014.
Crimean blogger Boris Rozhin, who wrote in “Live journal” under the name Colonelcassad, defined “Dolphin” came from Russia”, holiday-consultant” whose task was “to mold from the amorphous heap militias more or less working military structure” in “LNB” (and “Dolphin”, according to Rozhin, lost). In another post, dated September 2015, Rozhin says that Tkachev has acted in “LNB” until September 2014 until he was replaced by major-General Sergey Kuzovlev. SBU calls Kuzovleva “the head of the 1st army corps of the Russian troops in the armed conflict in the East of Ukraine”.
“The specific role of Tkachev in the hostilities on the territory of Ukraine and in particular the crash of the Boeing yet to be determined, but the biography of the General and witness testimony indicate that, as in Syria, he acted not as a private person,” the investigators emphasize.
The expert Bellingcat Aric Toler in an interview with “Radio Liberty” said that the headquarters in Krasnodon, where the main version of the investigation was sent Tkachev, located near the place where the “Buk”, from which presumably was shot down “Boeing” crossed the border with Russia. “In conversation, laid USN, I think, it may well go on events directly related to the disaster “Boeing”. For example, in one of the recordings “Orion” speaks “Dolphin” – “we go to the Snow”. This is the town near which “Buk” was the day of the catastrophe “Boeing”. In another conversation “Dolphin” tells about the tractor and the crane, and that “you need to download, disguise and take”. I think it’s like talking about the “bouquet” he said.
According to the expert, “Orion” and “Dolphin” were important role in transporting rocket launchers “Buk” in Ukraine and return to Russia.