Russian anti-aircraft missile system "BUK" with which the terrorists downed Malaysian Boeing MH17 in the occupied Donbas, was brought under the control of a retired Russian intelligence officer Sergei Dubinsky, according to the investigators’ report of February 15, 2017.
In its conclusions Bellingcat refers to the data obtained from the tapped phone calls provided by the Security Service of Ukraine in the summer of 2014.
“Bellingcat’s conclusion is that the man whose telephone was tapped by the Ukrainian Security Service on 17 July 2014, assuming the SBU correctly identified his voice and/or knew that the intercepted telephone number belonged to him and was thus involved in the transport of the Buk missile launcher that downed MH17 on the same date, is named Sergey Nikolaevich Dubinsky, nicknamed ‘Khmuryi’. Dubinsky is a Russian war veteran and was a colonel in July 2014, fought in the Soviet-Afghan war and later in Chechnya, and later served in the 22nd Spetsnaz Brigade, a unit connected to the ‘GRU’, the Main Intelligence Directorate.”
Investigators also say that later Dubinsky was expelled from the ranks of the pro-Russian militants for alleged financial crimes. Nowadays Dubinsky lives a fairly luxurious life for Russian standards, in a quiet village, spending time with his family and enjoying rides in an expensive recreational vehicle.
Reference: Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) was shot down and crashed over the Donetsk region on July 17, 2014, killing all 283 passengers on board.
September 28, 2016, in the Netherlands, the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) composed of prosecutors and representatives of other law enforcement bodies of Ukraine, the Netherlands, Belgium, Australia and Malaysia, as well as representatives of the European Union presented the results of a criminal investigation into the causes of the Flight MH-17 disaster.
The JIT team concluded that the airliner Flight MH-17 was shot down by a 9M38 series missile, launched from a self-propelled missile system BUK-TELAR in the field near the village of Pervomaisky. At that time, the area was under the control of pro-Russian separatists. The investigation found that the BUK missile system was delivered to Ukraine from the Russian Federation and returned back after the attack on the Flight MH17.