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In the Netherlands, spoke about the results of the analysis of the bodies of crew members of MH17

Dutch Prosecutor Thijs Berger on the court in the case of MH17 said that the body of the captain of the crew of the crashed Malaysian Boeing in the East of Ukraine discovered the shard in the shape of a butterfly, and, according to him, comparative studies have shown that the fragments have more similarities with a missile "Buk" type 9M38M1 than 9M38.

Hearings on the case of MH17 resumed in the judicial complex Schiphol in the Netherlands on Monday. The meeting continued without the four suspects - Igor Girkin, Sergey Dubinsky, Oleg Pulatova and Leonid Kharchenko. At trial, there are two Dutch lawyers Pulatova.

"The bodies of the crew members was found 29 steel splinters. One of the pieces was in the shape of a butterfly. Forensic pathologist found this snippet in the body of the captain of the crew team," said Berger.

According to him, on the basis of these fragments in the bodies of crew members of the Dutch forensic Institute (NFI) has reviewed the different characteristics and compared them with the characteristics of fragmented parts of the Ukrainian dismantled warheads and warhead fragments that were obtained after testing in Finland and Ukraine.

At the same time in the body of another crew member was discovered particle, the composition of which differs from the above fragments.

The Prosecutor said that in the wreckage and the bodies of the dead were able to detect only 370 pieces of 8 thousand. And only two of them still visually recognized as butterfly, one in front and another in the body of the captain of MH17. During investigation all the damaged parts of the wreckage were found.

"In comparative studies of materials were discovered more similarities with a missile "Buk" type 9M38M1 than the 9M38 missile", he concluded.

Field experiments of concern PVO "Almaz-Antey" in 2015 showed that the Boeing was shot down by antiaircraft missile 9M38, which are not produced in Russia since 1986 and was decommissioned Russian armed forces in 2011. Experts came to the conclusion that option defeat a more modern Boeing missile 9M38M1 excluded, since this type of ammunition leaves on the body damage not detected on the Malaysian plane.

As reported by the General Director of the concern Jan Novikov, the experiments showed that in case of defeat a more modern Boeing 9M38M1 missile the plane would have had a huge number of specific damages in the form of a "butterfly" because of the 7 thousand pieces every fourth is a I-beam with the greatest kinetic energy.

The court in the case of the crash of flight MH17 began March 9, 2020. There are four defendants - Russians Igor Girkin, Sergey Dubinsky, Oleg Pulatov and Ukrainian Leonid Kharchenko. Pulatova on the court represents an international group consisting of two Dutch and one Russian lawyer. The other suspects tried in absentia.

Malaysian Boeing flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur flight MH17, crashed on July 17, 2014 under Donetsk. On Board were 298 people, they all died. Kiev has blamed the disaster militias, those announced that did not have the means that would shoot down aircraft at this altitude.

A joint investigation group (SSG) under the leadership of the Prosecutor General of the Netherlands without the participation of Russia are investigating the circumstances of the crash, had earlier presented the interim results. The investigation claims that Boeing was shot down by anti-aircraft missile complex "Buk", belonging to the 53rd antiaircraft missile brigade of the armed forces of the Kursk.

As stated by RIA Novosti Deputy Prosecutor General of Russia Nikolai Vinnichenko, the Russian side handed over to the Netherlands not only the data of the Russian radars, but also documentation showing that the missile SAM "Buk" that struck the Boeing belonged to Ukraine, and she was fired from the territory controlled by Kiev, but this information, the investigators ignored. In the first hearing, the prosecution acknowledged that it has received and is studying the data of the Russian Prosecutor's office.

The Russian foreign Ministry said that the accusations of SSG in the Russian involvement in the collapse of the Malaysian Boeing unfounded and regrettable, the investigation is biased and one-sided. President Vladimir Putin noted that Russia does not allow for the investigation of the crash of the airliner in Eastern Ukraine, and Moscow may recognize the results of the investigation, if it is to be meaningful. All rocket motor which showed the Dutch Commission for the investigation of the crash MH17, was disposed of after 2011, said the Ministry of defense of Russia. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov has repeatedly stated that Moscow categorically rejects allegations of involvement in the collapse of the Malaysian Boeing.