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 Dutch investigators to prove MH17 got downed by Russian rocket, - The Sunday Times

A Dutch investigation into flight MH17 will confirm the Malaysia Airlines plane that crashed in eastern Ukraine last year was shot down by a Russian-made Buk surface-to-air missile.

The Sunday Times writes, Censor.NET reports referring to Inopress.

The official presentation of investigation results is scheduled for Tuesday, with the final report on those responsible for downing the airliner to "be published until the middle of next year at the earliest," the article notes.

The debris collected from the crash site prove the fact Russia provided arms to militants, who subsequently shot down flight MH17, taking it for a Ukrainian military aircraft. The investigation results should put an end to claims the plane was downed by an air-to-air missile fired by a Ukrainian jet fighter.

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"Of course, people will always be able to speculate but our report will provide all the factual evidence and we are pretty confident in our conclusions," The Sunday Times writes citing a source close to the investigation.

The article refers to the words of an unnamed "separatist who commands several hundred troops:" "The plane was shot down by mistake. When the Buk was first delivered, the separatists laughed. Who in the hell knows how to use this thing? In fact, it's much easier to operate than we'd imagined."

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According to the medium, the Dutch Safety Board has partially reconstructed the Boeing 777 for tomorrow's presentation, using debris collected from the crash site.

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