According to the “About” comments associated with the following YouTube video,
“Ukraine [government] has released video it says is evidence a Russian Buk missile system was smuggled into rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine just before Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down.
“Counterintelligence chief at Ukraine’s national security service, Vitaly Nayda, says a Buk-M1, also known as the SA-11, missile system was moved into pro-Moscow territory in Ukraine around 1 a.m. on Thursday. ‘We have compelling evidence that this terrorist act was committed with the help of the Russian Federation. We know clearly that the crew of this system were Russian citizens,’ he told a news conference.
“Reuters reports: ‘Calling on Russia to give Ukraine the names and surnames of the crew so that Kiev could question them, he said the three systems had now been moved back to Russia, showing journalists pictures of the missile systems in various locations.’
“‘We know about the three people who came together with these systems from the territory of Russia’, Nayda told a news conference.”
Here’s that video (00:01:07)
Note that in the video, we have an image of what may be a Buk launcher riding on a truck without any canvas or tarp to conceal the launcher. You can see two of the missiles on top. In the animated drawings in the video, that launcher is covered with a tarp so as to be concealed. Even if a tarp was present, do you think that a truck openly carrying a missile launcher down a major roadway is evidence of “smuggling”?
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