Wednesday, September 28 2016 14:45 EEST
Investigation team confirms: Flight MH17 was shot down by a Buk missile which was in the hands of pro-Russian militants
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Flight MH17 was shot down by a Buk missile which was brought from Russia to Ukraine, according to the Joint Investigation Team's findings

The weapon is fired from a field in the Ukrainian village of Pervomajsk that at the time of the disaster was in the hands of pro-Russian militants. The missile launcher was then brought back to Russia, citing JIT chief Fred Westerbeke as saying during a meeting with relatives of victims of the disaster, Unian reports.

Furthermore, the research team suspects hundred image that were possibly involved in the firing of the missile.

Kremlin declines to comment on Def. Min.'s earlier statements on Ukrainian Su-25 near MH17 The JIT includes investigators and prosecutors from five countries. The research focuses on the question of who is responsible for the downing of flight MH17. 

As reported earlier by, Russia plans to release new radar images of the airspace in the day of the catastrophe of Malaysian Boeing MH17. 

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