Ukrainian blogger djp3tros has managed to find, with the help of The Telegraph’s journalist Roland Oliphant, the launch site of the missile that took down flight MH17 last week.
Through the cunning use of photo’s, satellite imagery and Google Earth and some very deft detective work, he was able to locate a plausible site for the launch. Reading his original blog article, it might come across as a lot of conjecture and what-if’s, even though it is well thought-out and supported by triangulating the satellite imagery with the photo’s published.
But that’s where Roland comes in. He took the info djp3tros’ wrote and went to scour the area for himself. There, he discovered blackened scorched earth and some artifacts that look like remnants of a military system, which need to be further identified and confirmed by experts.
It is unclear yet if the site location has been given to the OSCE, who could perform soil sample tests to chemical make-up of the soil and see if has trace amounts from the rocket fuel that would have been come from the exhaust of the missile.