The chief expert on the case about the crash of a passenger plane Malaysia Airlines, which crashed in the Donetsk region on July 17, 2014, was assassinated, according to the Prosecutor General’s office of Ukraine.
The report said that the killer who committed the assassination attempt, arrested, neither the identity of the expert, any information about his condition after the assassination attempt are not shown. The press service of the Prosecutor’s office informs that the details will tell the chief military Prosecutor of Ukraine Anatoly Matios at the press conference, which will take place in the second half of the day on Monday.
From the message of the Ukrainian Prosecutor’s office is impossible to understand what the investigation was attended by the expert, who was assassinated. Earlier, Russia, the Netherlands and Ukraine declared diametrically opposite conclusions about who shot down the plane over the Donbas, where fighting.
13 October 2015, the security Council of the Netherlands submitted a report on the causes of the disaster. It States that a passenger plane was shot down by a missile “earth — air” with a warhead 9N314M anti-aircraft missile complex “Buk”. The authors of the report did not specify what the plane was shot down, because their task was only to establish the cause of the crash.
A few hours before the submission of the report, the Russian manufacturer of “Beeches” — concern “Almaz-Antey” — presented the results of his field experiment, during which the group’s experts have simulated a meeting of the missile system “Buk” and passenger aircraft. As told adviser to the General designer of the concern Mikhail Malyshev, the result of the experiment showed that the rocket could not launch the militia unrecognized Donetsk national Republic.
February 24, 2016 the researchers of the international group Bellingcat has published on its website a report on the circumstances of the tragedy of Malaysian airlines flight MH17. The authors of the report believe that we were able to designate a circle of Russian soldiers that, with high probability, participated in the transportation of self-propelled installation of fire SAM “Buk-M1” to the Russian-Ukrainian border. The researchers called more than two dozen soldiers and officers of the 53rd air defence brigade from Kursk who could operate the “Beech”. The names of the team gave the summary interrogation team (JIT Joint Investigation Team) in the Netherlands.
The official report of the investigators has not yet been published.
Passenger “Boeing 777” Malaysia Airlines fell near Donetsk on the territory of Ukraine. Accident occurred Thursday, July 17, 2014. On Board the ship which was flying flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, there were 283 passengers and 15 crew members. Russia blocked in the UN security Council a proposal to establish an international Tribunal to investigate the causes of the disaster.