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That's Not My DM, The Phone Number Is Too Belgian
This week we’re joined by Christo Grozev to discuss the latest in the MH17 trial, the arrest of a suspected GRU agent in Ukraine who might reveal even more about Russia’s involvement with the downing of MH17, more audio intercepts from the Ukrainian intelligence services linked to MH17, a Russian troll factory campaign against Bellingcat, and a preview of our work into the Wirecard scandal.
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Hunting the The Salisbury Poisonings Suspects
The new BBC series The Salisbury Poisonings tells the story of the impact of the Skripal assassination attempt on the people of Salisbury, but what do we know about the two suspects identified by UK authorities? Bellingcat's Christo Grozev explains the work he did to reveal the true identities of the Skripal suspects, how he identified their commanders, and how that connected to other Russian spy operations, from assassination to coup attempts, across Europe.
In this week’s episode of BellingChat, Eliot Higgins is joined by Bellingcat’s Charlotte Godart and Nick Waters to discuss their recent work documenting police violence against journalists during the recent protests in response to the police killing of George Floyd. We’re also joined by Robert Evans, Bellingcat writer and presenter of Behind the Bastards on iHeartRadio, to talk about his experiences on the ground covering the US protests and his encounters will police violence, as well as his recent work on the Boogaloo movement.
Later, we’re joined by Bellingcat’s Natalia Antonova and Roman Dobrokhotovfrom The Insider to discuss RT editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan‘s sharing of racist advice to George Lloyd protesters on her Telegram channel, and RT’s bizarre defence of her actions.
MH17: Past, Present, and Future
In this inaugural episode of Bellingcat's new regular discussion podcast, BellingChat, Bellingcat founder Eliot Higgins talks to Bellingcat's lead MH17 researchers, Aric Toler, Pieter van Huis, and Christo Grozev, about the MH17 trial, discussing the first court sessions in March, developments in Bellingcat's MH17 investigations since the March sessions, and what we expect to see in the court sessions starting on June 8th.
Return to the MH17 Trial, and More Russian Spy Shenanigans
In this week's BellingChat, Bellingcat's Christo Grozev joins us to discuss the ongoing MH17 trial in the Netherlands, our latest investigation linking the FSB to assassinations plots from Berlin to Istanbul, and the latest revelations from the US about the GRU's Unit 29155's involvement in placing bounties on US service members in Afghanistan.