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 Buk missile fragments found in bodies of MH17 victims, - Dutch media

Fragments of a Buk surface-to-air missile have been found in the bodies of those killed in the Malaysian Boeing tragedy in the Donbas last year.

As reported by Censor.NET citing Yevropeiska Pravda, these are the results of preliminary investigation by the group of international experts into the MH17 catastrophe, Dutch medium NOS.nl writes referring to former head of group's Ukrainian side Vasyl Vovk.

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"Missile fragments, as well as plane parts, were found in the bodies of the victims. These elements are similar to the samples provided to the experts for a comparative analysis," Vovk said.

In August, it was established that the fragments found at the MH17 crash site were presumably the fragments of a Buk missile. If the investigation determines that the fragments really belong to a Buk missile, it could be another evidence of Russia's involvement in the catastrophe. Although, as the medium notes, there is no absolute certainty, because Ukraine also possesses a number of Buk surface-to-air missile systems - a heritage of the Soviet era. In order to determine Buk's origin, the experts dismantled the missile and compared it with the fragments found at the crash site and in the bodies of the victims.

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"No one doubts that the Malaysian Boeing was hit by a missile fired from Buk which was brought from the territory of the Russian Federation and taken back after the crime with the help of terrorists," Vovk stated.

He also argues that the system was delivered with a conscious assistance of Russia's Defense Ministry. At the same time, the group of international experts confirms that Vasyl Vovk has recently been a part of it, though, saying he has provided inaccurate information. "We are considering different scenarios, including the most probable where MH17 was hit by a Buk missile. However, other scenarios should not be ruled out," the group noted.

As reported earlier, the Dutch Safety Board is to publish the final report on the cause of the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on Oct. 13.
Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n355116
 
 
 
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