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The Prosecutor in the case of MH17 has told about the version with the Ukrainian "Beech"

A joint investigation group (SSG) under the leadership of the Prosecutor's office of the Netherlands has investigated a version according to which Malaysian Boeing flight MH17 was shot down by a Ukrainian anti-aircraft missile complex "Buk", but have not found any supporting information on this matter, said the Dutch Prosecutor Thijs Berger during a court session on Tuesday.

"We studied not only possible place which could be carried out bombardment and analysis of systems "Buk" of Ukrainian armed forces and the origin of the discovered parts of rockets," said the Prosecutor at the meeting.

At the request of SSG Ministry of defense of Ukraine provided information on the actual locations of their systems "Buk" 17 July 2014. Dutch military intelligence and security have worked in this direction.

"The investigation team researched open source on the images of the Ukrainian and Russian system "Buk" to determine whether they have the affinity with SAM "Buk", captured in photos and videos on 17 July 2014 in Eastern Ukraine. Analyzed more than 2400 photos of both Ukrainian and Russian systems "Buk". It also didn't provide any information about the location of the Ukrainian system "Buk" in the area on 17 July 2014," said Berger.

As previously reported RIA Novosti Deputy Prosecutor General of Russia Nikolai Vinnichenko, Moscow 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. However, this information, the investigators ignored. The prosecution acknowledged that it has received and is studying the data of the Russian Prosecutor's office. Also the arguments about the Ukrainian origin of the "Buck" has led the defense Ministry and concern "Almaz-Antey", a developer and manufacturer of missiles.

In 2015, field experiments of concern PVO "Almaz-Antey" has shown that the Boeing was shot down by antiaircraft missile 9M38, which is not produced in Russia since 1986 and was decommissioned 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 seven thousand pieces every fourth is a I-beam with the greatest kinetic energy.

Dutch experts claimed that the missile was fired from Snizhne, which at that time was controlled by the militias. However, the specialists of "Almaz-Antey" has come to the conclusion that if a rocket fired from the Snow, it could damage the left wing and left engine of the Boeing. The manufacturer stated that it conducted three experiments which confirm the theory of a missile launch from another location — from the direction of the village zaroshchens'ke, which was controlled by the Ukrainian army.

The defense Ministry in 2018 released data that the number of the missile, which was shot down by Boeing, installed in 1986, she was sent to a military unit of the Ukrainian SSR. Moscow urged international investigation panel to request Kiev has all the necessary documentation on the rocket. According to the Russian military shot down Malaysian Boeing missile complex "Buk" was produced in Dolgoprudny the company in 1986 and then stood on the arms of one of the missile units of Ukraine, which in 2014 participated in the fighting in the Donbass against the militia.

According to the defence Ministry, the missile was taken to the brigade, which is now stationed in Stryi Lviv region. In Russia after the collapse of the USSR, the rocket is not exported. The defense Ministry does not rule out the possibility that Kiev can destroy the documentation on the rocket "Beech", which is stored in the archives of the 223-th anti-aircraft missile regiment of the armed forces. It also noted the failure of the other to the Ukrainian side, according to which the missile complex "Buk" was in the Russian army after the annexation of Crimea to Russia. Shells for stationed on the Peninsula "Books" represent another modification of this weapon. In addition, they were put into service in 1984, not 1986.

The court in the case of the crash of flight MH17 has begun in the Netherlands March 9, 2020. On it 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 team under the leadership of the Prosecutor General of the Netherlands without the participation of Russia are investigating the previously reported interim results. The investigation claims that Boeing was shot down by anti-aircraft missile complex "Buk", belonging to the 53rd anti-aircraft missile brigade from Kursk.

The Russian foreign Ministry said that the accusations against Moscow are unfounded and regrettable, the result 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, disposed of after 2011, the defense Ministry reported. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov has repeatedly stated that Moscow categorically rejects allegations of involvement in the collapse of the Malaysian Boeing.