UTRECHT, Netherlands: Investigators probing the 2014 downing of flight MH17 said on Thursday for the first time that the missile which shot down the plane over eastern Ukraine traveled from a Russian military brigade.
The Joint Investigation Team “has come to the conclusion that the BUK-TELAR that shot down MH17 came from 53rd Anti-aircraft Missile Brigade based in Kursk in Russia,” top Dutch investigator Wilbert Paulissen said.
“The 53rd Brigade forms part of the Russian armed forces,” he told reporters at a press conference in the Netherlands.
The Malaysian Airlines flight was blown out of the sky over conflict-wracked east Ukraine on July …read more
Source: The Manila Times