Missile that downed MH17 belongs to Ukraine, - Russian defense ministry

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Kremlin states that the video materials presented by the joint investigation group were 'faked'
13:56, 17 September 2018

112 Agency

The missile that downed Boeing 777 of Malaysian Airlines over Donbas in 2014 belongs to Ukraine's Armed Forces. A representative of the Russian defense ministry reported this as quoted by Dozhd news channel.

The Russian authority claimed that the missile was made at Dolgoprudnensky factory in 1986 and sent to Ukraine's military unit; it allegedly was kept there until the tragedy happened. The ministry also claimed that it has access to the audio records made by the Ukrainian military; the tapes allegedly confirm that Ukraine is involved in the crash.

The Kremlin stated that the video materials presented by the joint investigation group in the MH17 case were 'fake'.

Boeing 777 of Malaysian Airlines, flight number MH17, was destroyed while performing a regular flight from the Netherlands to Malaysia in July 2014. The tragedy took place in the sky over the militant-held section of Donetsk region. All 298 people aboard deceased; most of the victims, 196, were Dutch, but there were citizens of other nine countries as well.

The international investigation team led by the Dutch experts concluded that the aircraft was shot down by the Russian-made missile; it was fired from the missile launcher, brought from the territory of Russia to the occupied area in Donetsk region.

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