Published: Fri, September 21, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Who shot down MH17? Russian Federation says Buk missile belonged to Ukraine

Who shot down MH17? Russian Federation says Buk missile belonged to Ukraine

The missile that shot down the plane "Boeing", carrying out of 17 July 2014, flight MH-17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was in service with the armed forces of Ukraine, and the video used by the global Commission as evidence of the presence of Russian launcher "Buk" in the conflict zone, had been falsified.

A top Dutch investigator said his team had concluded that the plane was shot down by a Russian-made BUK missile from a Russian military brigade in the southwestern city of Kursk.

MH17 was shot down on July 17, 2014, while flying over eastern Ukraine as it was heading from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.

The Russian authorities have proposed several theories for the tragedy to explain the causes of the crash, among which the involvement of a fighter aircraft in Ukrainian.

Gen Nikolay Parshin told reporters that based on a document trail of the Buk missile, it was produced at a military plant in Dolgoprudny in 1986.

While the global team had pointed to the BUK missile system used as evidence, Russia's Defense Ministry on Monday cited the missile used by serial number, saying it had been in the possession of the Ukrainian military forces since the collapse of the Soviet Union.

He said Unit 20152 is now the Ukranian Armed Forces' 223rd Anti-Aircraft Defense Regiment, which took part in the crackdown on rebels in Eastern Ukraine in June 2014.

Asked about the possibility that the separatists may have seized the missile system during fighting in 2014, Defense Ministry spokesman Maj.

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Investigators found the serial numbers on the debris of the Buk missile.

"In a statement on September 17, the JIT said it would "meticulously study the materials presented as soon as the Russian Federation makes the relevant documents available to the JIT as requested in May 2018" and required under a UN Security Council resolution".

He later said his account has been hacked and that the rebels did not shoot down any aircraft that day.

The rebels believed they were targeting a Ukrainian military plane, the person said.

According to the report, the Russian military claimed the complaints came from one Col Ruslan Grinchak, who supposedly serves in a brigade responsible for radar control of the Ukrainian airspace.

The ministry also said that video footage used by an worldwide commission investigating the incident showing the BUK missile being transported into rebel-held eastern Ukraine was faked.

It cited factors such as the way light fell on the moving vehicle and claimed it is shown driving in reverse.

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