I have read the report from our colleagues at the foreign private intelligence firm Bellingcat. (Follow this link to view the original report "Identifying the Separatists Linked to the Downing of MH17")
I reached the section containing the photograph of Sergey Nikolaevich Dubinski (codename: Khmury). At first glance, there’s nothing special about the photograph. It’s an ordinary photo in the official format used on state documents. However, if you take a closer look, you will certainly notice poorly concealed traces of editing left by the authors of the report, where they drew two Order of the Red Star medals onto the officer’s uniform. (see pic.1)
Information and documentation collection specialists understand the basic rules of admissibility, according to which collected information may be admitted as evidence. In more succinct terms, this rule controls the quality of collected material.
Well. There is no quality here to speak of, because the detectives at Bellingcat presented the public with a falsification—a forgery. Accordingly, there can be no serious discussion regarding the identification of the officer in this report.
After such unsophisticated and blatant manipulation of the facts, there is no reason to believe in the objectivity of either the Bellingcat report, or in the remaining materials of the criminal investigation, as this particular photo was presented at the Joint Investigative Team (JIT) report press conference on June 19th, 2019 (see pic.2).
The End of a Report