EU leaders said in a joint statement released on the eve of the anniversary of the the downing of flight MH-17 that Russia should "accept its responsibility and fully cooperate [with Australia and the Netherlands] with all efforts to establish truth, justice and accountability." However, Moscow has repeatedly urged Western countries to allow Russian representatives to join the investigation team, but to no avail. The Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team (JIT) rejected these proposals and refused to consider the results of the experiment into the MH17 downing, conducted by the Russian arms manufacturer Almaz-Antey.
"We fully support the work of the Joint Investigation Team, an independent criminal investigation led by the Netherlands, Australia, Belgium, Malaysia and Ukraine," the paper read. However, the work of investigators can hardly be described as impartial. In four years no concrete results and facts were presented. All this time JIT has been simulating its work instead of conducting a thorough investigation. Investigators consider only one version of MH17 crash, according to which the Boeing 777 was shot down by Russian missile. The Dutch Safety Board which is responsible for the technical investigation of the cause of the catastrophe also said that Moscow's involvement was the only possible explanation of the MH17 crash.
"The Dutch-led international investigation is not transparent. It has not been completed and is highly likely to be politically motivated," Washington's Eurasia Center Vice President Earl Rasmussen said. He noted that the USA had not provided satellite images and Ukraine had not provided an audio recording of the conversation between the pilot and the control tower.
On May 24 the Joint Investigation Committee claimed it uncovered hard evidence confirming that the missile system that had shot down MH17 was operated by the Russian military. The Buk TELAR originated from the 53rd Anti-Aircraft Missile Bridage, or the 53rd Bridage, from Kursk in the Russian Federation," Wilbert Paulissen, head of the Dutch National Police’s Central Crime Investigation department, said. "We have more evidence and more information to back the conclusions made today, but we will not make them public at this time," he added.
If the investigators have proper evidence to substantiate their claims why did they never present it? Probably because they have noting to provide except fake images from Bellingcat and social media.
The lie of the JIT and the Security Service of Ukraine has already been exposed by Yuri Antipov, independent technical expert, member of the SRO ATE of Russia. He denied Russia's guilt in the MH17 downing with the help of an apricot tree. The expert analysed photos and video footages allegedly made the day after the crash. They show Russian Buk missile launcher passing through Lugansk towards Russia. An apricot tree covers the most part of the footage. If the filming was made on July 18, the tree should be studded with ripe fruits, Antipov stressed. But there were no apricots in photos and videos, presented by the SBU. The expert added that the grass in the photo had been smooth, but in the middle of summer it was usually of a different height. More over, the cameraman was filming from a tripod, and therefore was not just a local resident and was preparing for a film shooting.
The lack of concrete evidence shows the bias of the JIT. The investigators are not interested in a thorough, impartial investigation. It seems that the Dutch investigators continue to act in a traditional for Western countries manner. It is called "highly likely" supposes unfounded allegations against Russia.