This was stated by the National Security Council spokesmanAndrii Lysenko, Censor.NET reports citing Gordonua.com.
"The plane was hitat 6,500 m. None of the anti-missile systems at the disposal of theterrorists could damage the plane at this height. AN-26 was damagedby another, more powerful weapon, probably from the territory ofRussia," the NSDC speaker said.
Lysenko said thatbased on the data transmitted by Ukrainian pilots, two versions ofthe incident are being considered.
"A shot could have been made from a modern missile complexPantsyr" (Shell) or air to air homing missile from a Russianaircraft that could take off from Millerovo airfield," therepresentative of the National Security Council stated.
The Council alsoconfirmed that the crew of the aircraft managed toeject.