An international team of journalists from Bellingcat defined a number of the Buk anti-aircraft missile system that had shot down the plane of Malaysia Airlines over the Donbass in 2014, Bellingcat expert Aric Toler says as quoted by Radio Liberty.
'We already knew what Buk exactly had shot down the plane, but didn’t know the middle figures of its number. It could be number 312, 322 or 332. Due to photos and video materials we managed to establish that its number was 332,' Toler said.
'We have traced its history and found out the Buk missile system number 332 had been a part of the 53th anti-aircraft missile brigade at least since 2010,' he noted.
Earlier, the investigators concluded that the aircraft had been shot down by a surface-to-air missile from the Buk anti-aircraft missile system of Soviet design.
A group of journalists from Bellingcat pointed out that it could prove Russian soldiers and officers’ participation in the launch of the missile and had information about the executives. The Russian side has been rejecting these accusations.