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One of the individuals who may have been involved in the downing of flight MH17 according to the Dutch Public Prosecution Service (OM), was recognized by Ukraine as a former high ranking Russian intelligence officer.http://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2015/04/01/russian-officer-recognized-on-tape-by-dutch-investigation-team-mh17/
It is the first indication that the Dutch Prosecution Service is considering the involvement of high ranking Russian (former) servicemen.
On Monday, the Public Prosecution Service published four tapped telephone conversations from the period surrounding the crash. The service did not reveal the callers’ identities, but explained that the conversations featured “separatists”. On Monday, chief prosecutor Fred Westerbeke spoke of “authentic recordings” that “were analyzed through and through”.
As it turns out, one of the tapped conversations was disclosed earlier by the Ukrainian Secret Service (SBU), shortly after the crash. In this “reconstruction”, the SBU identifies one of the callers as “Sergey Nikolayevich Petrovsky”, an officer with the Military Intelligence Service (GRU). In interviews, “Khmury” - as Petrovsky likes to be called - said he was discharged from the Russian army in April 2014 with the rank of major general. Immediately after leaving the army, Petrovsky joined the Russian rebel leader Igor Gorkin, better known as Strelkov.
At the time of the crash, Petrovsky was an intelligence officer and Strelkov’s deputy commander in Donetsk. In the SBU’s sound clip, Petrovsky’s conversation partner greets him as “Nikolayevich”. In the version of the tape of the Public Prosecution Service, this part was muted. According to the Organized Crime Office, the names were made unrecognizable regarding the safety of the individuals in the recordings, even though these can be found all over the internet already.
The tapped phone call shows Petrovsky may be a key figure within the criminal investigation. For instance, Petrovsky was the one who arranged the transport of the BUK missile-system to Donetsk, and from there to the battlefront. “There’s no need to hide it, it’s going there straightaway”, Petrovsky tells “Buryat” on the phone. Petrovsky uses concealing language - “Is it what I think it is?” - Buryat, however, is less careful. “Yeah, yeah, a Buk.” The Organized Crime Office stated before that there are indications MH17 was downed by a Buk missile.