Dutch report on MH17 crash refutes Russian version

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine by a Russian-made Buk 9M38M1 anti-aircraft missile on July 17 2014, Dutch Safety Board chairman Tjibbe Joustra said on October 13 during a presentation of the board’s report on the crash.

The missile had a 9N314M warhead, he said. This version contradicts Russian arms producer Almaz-Antei, which claims that the missile carried an older9N314 warhead.

According to the board’s video presentation, the Buk was launched from an area near the city of Snizhne east of the city of Torez, which corresponds to open source intelligence outfit Bellingcat’s version. This also contradicts Almaz-Antei’s version, according to which the missile was launched from the village of Zaroshchenske.

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(Photo: Dutch defence ministry)