MH17 investigation team confirms: Buk missile brought in from Russia - media

13:48, 28 September 2016
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Flight MH17 was shot down by a Buk missile which was brought from Russia to Ukraine, according to the Joint Investigation Team's findings, NOS reports.


The weapon is fired from a  field  in the Ukrainian village of Pervomajsk that at the time of the disaster was in the hands of pro-Russian militants. The missile launcher was then brought back to Russia, citing JIT chief Fred Westerbeke as saying during a meeting with relatives of victims of the disaster.

Read alsoMH17 crash in Donbas: Bellingcat explains why Russia provides radar data so lateFurthermore, the research team suspects hundred image that were possibly involved in the firing of the missile. 

Read alsoKremlin declines to comment on Def. Min.'s earlier statements on Ukrainian Su-25 near MH17The JIT includes investigators and prosecutors from five countries. The research focuses on the question of who is responsible for the downing of flight MH17. 

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