Skip to comments.Likely area determined of Russian SAM that shot down AN-26 on July 14th [excellent OSINT]
Posted on 07/17/2014 12:33:38 AM PDT by AdmSmith
Analysis of a video that shows how a SAM rocket hits the Ukrainian AN-26 cargo aircraft that had just dropped supplies to the units near Izvarino.
Whatever the exact location is, scouts need to investigate the area to see where it really is.
Some more things: this area / position is WITHIN a 24 km range of the crash site, which is lowest range of any Russian SAM-system. Since the aircraft was flying at 6200 meters, no MANPAD could have shot it down. It doesn't make sense for the Russian army to deploy a SAM system on Ukrainian ground. FIRST they deploy it close to the border. LATER they will deploy it on Ukrainian territory. A SAM-system like the BUK-1 is too difficult to be operated by 'local militia'.
There is a video I saw someplace today which said the AN-26 was shot down by a new Russian SAM that is so new the regular Russian Ground Forces have not yet been equipped with it. It’s reporting name is Willow. The report says the Russian special forces or mercenaries were equipped with Willow to use inside the Russian border or inside the Ukraine and near enough to the border to be quickly withdrawn back into Russia.
My money is on the Ukranian rebels.
Strelkov/Girkin http://vk.com/strelkov_info is soon terminated by Moscow in order to cover up the links to Putin regarding the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buk_missile_system and the MH17. His best chance to survive is to depart to a country far away and spill the beans.
The rats are departing. The chairman of the self declared Donetsk Republic has escaped(?) to Moscow and resigned. http://www.interfax-russia.ru/South/special.asp?sec=1724&id=521658