OREANDA-NEWS. One of the main defendants in the case of the crash of the Malaysian Boeing MH17 in Donbass in July 2014 may be Colonel General Andrey Burlaka, First Deputy Head of the Border Service of the Federal Security Service of Russia. This conclusion was reached by BBC, as well as The Insider and Bellingcat. Journalists claim that they conducted the investigation independently of each other.

The materials of the Joint Investigative Team mentions Vladimir Ivanovich, he is called the commander of an operation in eastern Ukraine. People who personally spoke with this person told BBC that Vladimir Ivanovich is Burlaka.

Journalists asked criminologists to compare the voices of Vladimir Ivanovich and Burlaka. Experts, working independently, concluded that the voices coincided in general, but also found differences in their sound.