Missile that downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was fired from a Russian-made weapon system – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
October 4, 2018

Missile that downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was fired from a Russian-made weapon system

Authorities investigating the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 say that they have found irrefutable evidence that a Russian-made weapon system launched the missile that struck the aircraft.

Flight MH17 came down over war-torn eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014. All 298 people on board perished.

Investigators have pinpointed the weapon platform involved in the incident as a Russian-made Buk system that was part of a convoy deployed in an area occupied by Moscow-backed rebels. The unit was reportedly attached to Russia’s 53rd Anti-Aircraft Brigade.

Investigators have stopped short of naming any individual/s who may have been responsible for actually firing the weapon, but say that up to 100 people are ‘persons of interest.’

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