Ministry of Defense of Russia claims Russian BUK never crossed border with Ukraine


According official representative of the Defense Ministry, Major-General Igor Konashenkov, Russian anti-aircraft missile systems never crossed the Russian-Ukrainian border.

He said that the Ministry closely read the statements of the representatives of the Dutch investigation team on the disaster of the Malaysian Boeing MH17 in eastern Ukraine.

“Such serious findings that were presented require serious arguments and, most importantly, the facts. On Monday we disclosed data from Russian radar stations from the day of the disaster: July 17, 2014. This data can not be refuted by anything, only confirmed by similar data from Ukrainian radars,” Konashenkov said.

An international investigating team issued a report, stating that the BUK unit, that downed the Malaysian Boeing 777, was brought from Russia.

The report’s authors state that the missile was fired from the territory near the Ukrainian village Pervomaiske, which in July 2014 was under the control of the self-proclaimed “Donetsk People’s Republic” (DPR). Afterwards, the launcher has been returned to Russia.

The company Almaz-Antey acknowledged that the flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur could be brought down due to an error of an operator of BUK.

Source: Rosbalt