For the transportation of "Buk" to Ukraine will answer the officer of the GRU Oleg Ivannikov

In the transportation of "Buka" to Ukraine, the GRU officer, former Defense Minister of South Ossetia, Oleg Vladimirovich Ivannikov with the call sign "Orion" participated.
This is stated in a joint investigation of Bellingcat and The Insider.

The Bellingcat team, The Insider and other investigators found that Andrei Ivanovich or Orion, who was involved in the transfer to Ukraine of the Buka, who shot down the MH17, is a GRU officer, Oleg Vladimirovich Ivannikov. Previously, he served as the Minister of Defense of South Ossetia.

Journalists found that in 2004 Ivannikov went to South Ossetia under the name Andrei Ivanovich Laptev. There he was first chairman of the Security Council, and from 2006 to 2008 he held the post of defense minister of South Ossetia.

In 2014, Ivannikov left for the Donbass. Former Defense Minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) Igor Girkin (Strelkov) said that he saw what he saw at Orion's headquarters in Krasnodon, and that he was a high-ranking Russian officer. According to other sources, Ivannikov was based in Lugansk in the building of the regional military registration and enlistment office, where the headquarters of the head of the LNR Igor Plotnitsky was located at that time.