May 24, 2018
Malaysian Airlines’ Boeing 777 crashed in eastern Ukraine in July 2014 during its flight to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam. All 298 passengers and crew members on board were killed.
Dutch investigators have claimed they’ve uncovered hard evidence that the missile system that had shot down MH17 over East Ukraine in 2014 was part of the Rusian military.
The missile, which downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine in 2014, was launched by the Buk TELAR belonging to the Russian Armed Forces, head of the Dutch National Police’s Central Crime Investigation department Wilbert Paulissen said Thursday.
“The JIT has come to the conclusion that the Buk TELAR by which the MH17 was downed originated from the 53rd Anti-Aircraft Missile Bridage, or the 53rd Bridage, from Kursk in the Russian Federation,” Paulissen told a press conference organized by the Dutch-led JIT.
According to JIT, the missile system was allegedly delivered to territories in eastern Ukraine that were beyond Kiev’s control at the time of the incident and subsequently returned to Russia after the crash.
Dutch Chief Prosecutor Fred Westerbeke stated however that the investigation team will not disclose the evidence allegedly uncovered.
“We have more evidence and more information to back the conclusions made today, but we will not make them public at this time,” he announced.
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Malaysian Airlines’ Boeing 777 crashed in eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014, killing all 298 passengers and crew members on board.
In 2016 the Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team presented the initial results of the criminal investigation into the crash, claiming that the airliner was downed by a Buk surface-to-air missile launcher which was delivered from the “territory of the Russian Federation to Ukraine.”
“We have determined that the weapon…