Bellingcat našel další snímek BUKu z doby před sestřelem, potvrzující, že šlo o Ruskou raketu. Fotografie pochází z roku 2013 či počátku roku 2014.
„Following a tip from Twitter user @Sl0zhny, Bellingcat was able to find the “missing link” photograph that shows these white transport markings on Buk 332 from before the June 2014 convoy. A photograph taken by a Russian mechanic, likely in the spring of 2013, shows Buk 332 with the same white transport markings that were on the Buk while in Ukraine shortly before and after the downing of MH17. This photograph is the last discovered image of Buk 332, showing its non-obscured unit designation and transport markings, before the June 2014 convoy, when the middle digit of its unit designation was painted over.“
Rusko to samozřejmě označuje za nesmysl.