International Investigation Team announced Russia’s involvement in downing MH17


The international investigation team, which was investigating the collapse of the flight MH17 over Ukraine in 2014, concluded that it was hit by anti-aircraft missile BUK, delivered from Russia.

This was announced at a press conference on September 28. After the crash, the BUK was returned to the territory of Russia.

The representative of the investigative commission stated that it was possible to establish most of the BUK’s route. During the investigation it has excluded the Russia’s version that the BUK was located in the village of Zaroshchenske.

The Commission has found the exact point of the launch: it was 6 kilometers from the city of Snizhne.

The area was under the control of pro-Russian separatists.


Answering journalists’ questions, the representative of the international investigation group said that it has not yet formally put forward the accusations against any country in connection with the collapse of Boeing.

The flight MH17 of Malaysian Airlines was shot down on July 17, 2014. In 2015, the Dutch Safety Board concluded that the plane with 298 people on board was shot down with BUK missile.

Researchers from Bellingcat and Correctiv pointed out that the BUK was delivered from Russia. Russia has always denied any involvement in the supply of weapons to Ukraine. Nevertheless, Bellingcat insists that the BUK had a Russian crew.

Several countries suggested to organize an international tribunal under auspices of UN, but Russia vetoed the resolution.