Deputy Prime Minister Hennadii Zubko presented the report on behalf of the Ukrainian side.
All the expert work in the case was carried out by the Kyiv Scientific and Research Institute of Forensic Examinations under the lead of Oleksandr H. Ruvin, with the participation of the Kharkiv Air Force University and Pivdenne (Yuzhnoie) Design Office named after M. Yanhel.
According to the Ukrainian report, the Malaysian Boeing was shot down by a surface-to-air missile 9M38M1 launched from a Buk-M1 anti-aircraft system from the territory controlled by pro-Russian militants.
"Based on the results of the technical investigation into the MH17 crash, the commission arrived at the following conclusions: plane's damaged areas evidence of having been hit by a missile 9M38M1. The warhead blasted to the left and approximately four meters above the cockpit. At the moment of the explosion, missile's axis was approximately at the angle of 0-3 degrees with the horizontal plane of aircraft's X-axis and at the angle of 20-25 degrees with the vertical plane of aircraft's X-axis. The Boeing 777 flight MH17 was shot down by a Buk-M1 missile 9M38M1. The missile was launched from the area six kilometers south of Snizhne village," Ukraine's report reads.
According to the experts of the Kyiv Scientific and Research Institute of Forensic Examinations, their version coincides with that of their Dutch colleagues.
As reported before, Russia was to present two reports - the Air Force Academy of the Russian Armed Forces sticks to conclusion that the Boeing was hit by an air-to-air missile rather than an anti-aircraft Buk missile. They suppose it could be an Israeli Python missile which must have appeared in Ukraine by chance. This version is supported by the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation which accuses Ukrainian Su-25 pilot Voloshyn of hitting the airliner.
Another version belongs to Russia's Concern "Almaz-Antey" - the producer of the Buk missile systems - which understands that it is impossible to prove the air-to-air missile version. Therefore, they argue that the plane was downed by a Buk missile which, however, was not fired in the vicinity of Snizhne but from a different position. "The point here is to discredit the photos of the missile launch taken by a Ukrainian patriot, which authenticity has been proved by the Dutch. The photos of the Buk in Torez and Snizhne, compared with some other pictures on the Internet, prove the fact the system is registered with the 53rd Anti-Aircraft Missile Brigade of the Russian Armed Forces," Censor.NET Chief Editor Yurii Butusov stated earlier.
Right - the affected area of the cockpit according to the Russian version, left - according to the Ukrainian version.
As reported, one pilot's body contained 200 missile fragments, another's - 120 fragments. According to the Russian version, as seen in the image of the affected cockpit, the second pilot had to escape being hit by missile fragments.
Moreover, crew commander's body was hit by a double-t striking element - the same as used in Buk M1 missiles.