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So it WAS Putin? Debris from 'Russian-made missile' found at site of MH17 crash

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THE remains of a suspected Russian-made missile system have been found at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, Dutch prosecutors have announced.
By Levi Winchester

PUBLISHED: 13:21, Tue, Aug 11, 2015 | UPDATED: 15:01, Tue, Aug 11, 2015


Ten Britons were killed on the Malaysia Airlines flight last year

Following an international investigation, the Netherlands' national prosecutor's office said that the fragments were possibly from a BUK surface-to-air missile system.

Investigators say the parts are "of particular interest" because they could "possibly provide more information about who was involved in the crash".

However, proof of a "casual connection" between the debris and crash has not yet been proved.

The discovery marks the first time that that possible evidence of a missle has been found.

The fragments are currently in the possession of the Dutch Safety Board, who are due to give their final report on the crash in October.

A statement from prosecutors said: "The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) investigates several parts, possibly originating from a Buk surface-air-missile system.

"The parts are of particular interest to the criminal investigation as they can possibly provide more information about who was involved in the crash of MH17."


A final report on the crash is due in October

Weapons and forensics experts will now be drafted in to establish the origins of the parts.

It is understood that investigators found seven fragments, although no images of the debris has been released.

Prosecution spokesman Wim de Bruin added: "The forensic investigation is continuing and we cannot speculate about its eventual outcome."


The joint investigation team consists of representatives from the Netherlands, Ukraine, Malaysia, Australia, the UK, US and Russia.

MH17 was heading from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it was shot out of the sky above Ukraine over territory held by pro-Russian rebels.

All 298 people on board, including 10 Britons, were killed when the tragedy happened in July 2014.

Russia and separatists have persistently denied any involvement in the downing of the aircraft.

Ukrainian and Western authorities say the jet was downed, most likely by mistake, by a missile fired by separatists or Russian troops.

The downing of MH17 happened just months after Malaysian Airways Flight MH370 disappeared in March last year while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
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So this is why Russian vetoed the U.N security Council's resolution to create a tribunal to try those responsible for shooting down flight MH17. They were terrified of what would be revealed when suspects were questioned.

Despite evidence pointing to Russia's involvement they still vehemently deny all accusations. They still contend that the missile used to shoot down the Malaysian plane was an "old" BUK missile used by Ukraine. Investigators seem to back them on this:

MH17 investigators to RT: No proof east Ukraine fragments from ‘Russian’ Buk missile — RT News
If a surface-to-air missile system was used [to hit the plane], it could only have been a 9M38M1 missile of the BUK-M1 system,” Almaz-Antey said, adding that this type of missile has not been supplied to the Russian Armed Forces since 1995.
 
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