Ambassador: "Buk" that downed MN17 came from RF

Ukraine's Ambassador to the Netherlands said that the only question to which there is no answer - what precise place the missile was launched from.

28 September 2016 17:59

The International investigation team concluded that the "Buk" that shot down MN17 came from the Russian Federation, the representatives of the team said at a meeting with relatives of the victims, according to Ukraine's Ambassador to the Netherlands Oleksandr Gorin, as cited by "112 Ukraine".

“The aircraft was hit by "Buk" missile, which came from the territory of the Russian Federation and then evacuated to Russia. It was on the territory controlled by pro-Russian separatists in the region of Snezhnoye, more particularly, in region of Pervomaiskoye,” said Gorin.

The Ukrainian Ambassador to the Netherlands said that the only thing that is not precisely known – what exac place the missile was launched from.

“The investigation is ongoing. The relatives asked who owns this weapon. The answer was that the investigation is ongoing. The answers may be different, despite the fact that there is a major version the journalists report. But, of course, no answer can be given unless the investigation is completed and the quality of materials meet the standards to be submitted to the court,” he said.

At this moment, the press conference is being held in the Netherlands to unveil the preliminary results of the investigation into the MN17 crash.

July 17, 2014, the aircraft "Boeing", flying from the Netherlands to Malaysia, was hit over the territory of Donetsk region. The disaster killed all 298 people aboard. Western countries and Ukraine believe that the pro-Russian separatists shot the plane down. 

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