Radar experts confirm previous conclusion of JIT in MH17 investigation

09:20, 04 April 2018
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"The findings by these radar experts show that a BUK-missile could have been fired from the firing location established by the JIT without it being visible on the radar images," reads the report published on the Dutch Prosecutor's Office website.

An important explanation of the absence of the BUK-missile on the Russian radar images lies in the flight properties of a BUK-missile

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Furthermore, the radar experts confirm that no other aircraft near MH17 are visible on the radar images provided.  The JIT consists of the police and judicial authorities of The Netherlands, Australia, Belgium, Malaysia and Ukraine.

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UNIAN memo. All 298 people on board flight MH17 were killed when it was struck by a missile on July 17, 2014, and crashed into fields in the part of eastern Ukraine controlled by Russia's proxy forces. Two-thirds of the passengers on the flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur were Dutch.

The Joint Investigation Team's preliminary report concluded that the plane was shot down by a BUK missile "controlled by pro-Russian fighters". It was also established that the Buk launcher had been brought from Russia and then hastily taken back.

The JIT conclusions have been disputed by Russia claiming that it was the Ukrainian forces who were responsible for the plane's downing.

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