Image anti-aircraft missile systems (SAMS) "Shell" consisting in service with the Russian army and as if photographed in Ukraine, published on Wednesday on the web sites and pages in social networks diplomatic mission in the UK.
These data - time and location - does not correspond to the same Most of the images posted on other websites before. No visual evidence of Russian equipment and facilities That picture made in Ukraine, is not given.
on their websites the British Ambassador's residence in Kyiv, Consulate General of great Britain In NATO and the head of this mission Adam Thomson on his page on Twitter posted on practice at the same time collage with photos of SAM "Shell" and the words "Additional confirmation of the presence of the military power of Russia in Ukraine" in English, Ukrainian and Russian languages under the logo of the British Foreign service.
"The world is concerned?#? Debaltsevo.? #? Russia must fulfill Minsk contract and withdraw the weapons from Ukraine, e.g., it ", - reported in the captions accompanying the photos.
on one of the images without the orders of the place and time of shooting schematically describes the equipment " Shell ", the other three, which dated 24 January, and on February 4 and 5, indicate That the photos were taken, respectively, in Shakhtersk and Donetsk.
Links posted in signatures 2 of the pictures are on the web page unrelated to the topic in any way.
the third link takes you to the web page of the office of investigative journalism Billingcat with the image of KAMAZ with complex, reminiscent of " Armor ". Photo was taken in foggy weather, it is also visible concrete wall of the house, snow, puddles and trees. Billingcat was first published a number of photos of Russian equipment, most of which are geographically tied to specific coordinates on the world map. This picture on the Internet representation Billingcat coordinates are not Assigned, but only accompanied by the signature " Shakhtersk ".
At other sites contain other information About the place and date of shooting. So, Billingcat the first image is marked as captured on 23 January in the Rostov region.
These pictures above were published various Ukrainian bloggers and is actively spreading in social networks. About their origin until not stated. Social networking is shot as if from Shakhtyorsk " appears many times. The earliest and best shown by search engines snapshot dated 28 January." it's going? It would be nice to know where. Maybe #Donetsk, " reads the caption under this picture.
Two other photo can be detected at a single designated by the British Embassy in Kiev Internet representation armamentresearch. Com, where they are marked as shot "last week" (that is, not 24 January and 5 February, and from 26 January to 1 February, on the basis of the date of publication). In this case, the shooting of one of the photos is not specified literally and contains only the word "Russian" Armor " Ukraine ", and another as if shot in Donetsk, and in Shakhtersk, clarifying That the information received from official sources and from social networks.
Such materials have been the subject of ridicule Western comedians. So, frequent reception of the official envoy of the US state Department Jane Psaki is displaying images of military equipment from social networks. Her correspondents to provide more proof of claims About the presence of Russian military equipment in Ukraine she repeatedly refused, citing the secrecy of the information. These provisions became the reason for parodies of various European and American TV shows.
Russia many times refuted the claims of the West On supplies to Ukraine of heavy military equipment from Russia.